The American premiere of Mike Bartlett's comedy Cock, about a man, his boyfriend and his new girlfriend, will end its run Oct. 6 at the Duke on 42nd Street, producers announced Sept. 4
James Macdonald, who staged the 2009 London premiere of Cock at the Royal Court Theatre, also directed the Off-Broadway production that began previews May 1 and officially opened to strong reviews May 17. The audience is seated on all sides of the in-the-round-staging of the 80-minute piece.
Cock features Cory Michael Smith (The Shaggs, The Whale) in the central role of John, a man who takes a break from his boyfriend only to encounter a woman who changes his life.
Cock won the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in An Affiliate Theatre. Stuart Thompson (Death of a Salesman, Jerusalem) and Jean Doumanian(Our Town, Tribes), along with the Royal Court Theatre, produce the American premiere.
Here's how Cock is billed: "When John and his boyfriend take a break, the last thing he expects is to suddenly meet the woman of his dreams. Now he has a big choice to make."
It has set and costume design by Miriam Buether, lighting design by Peter Mumford and sound design by Darren L. West.
Bartlett's 13 premiered at the National Theatre last October. His plays also include Earthquakes in London, Love Love Love, Artefacts, Contradictions and My Child.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You