Byron Jennings and Carolyn McCormick Are The Lunts in Off-Broadway's Ten Chimneys, Opening Oct. 3

By Andrew Gans
03 Oct 2012

Byron Jennings and Carolyn McCormick
Byron Jennings and Carolyn McCormick
Photo by Carol Rosegg

The Peccadillo Theatre Company's New York City premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's new comedy Ten Chimneys officially opens Oct. 3 at 7 PM following previews that began Sept. 21 at Theatre at St. Clement's.

Directed by Obie winner Dan Wackerman, Ten Chimneys will continue through Oct. 27.

The cast features Byron Jennings as Alfred Lunt, Carolyn McCormick as Lynn Fontanne, Lucy Martin as Alfred Lunt’s mother Hattie and Michael McCarty as Sydney Greenstreet with Charlotte Booker, Julia Bray and John Wernke. (Jennings and McCormick are married in real life as well.)

Ten Chimneys, according to press notes, "peers into the backstage lives of the two most revered stars of the Broadway stage, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Set on the couple's legendary Wisconsin estate in 1938, love triangles and family dysfunction reveal themselves when the rehearsal process for an upcoming production of Chekhov's The Seagull becomes a true-to-life plot involving a young actress named Uta Hagen."



Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Never Gonna Dance, Three Viewings, A Picasso, The Turn of the Screw and Scotland Road. Hatcher wrote the screenplays for "Stage Beauty," "The Duchess and Casanova" as well as episodes of TV's "Columbo."

The production also features scenic and lighting design by Harry Feiner with costume design by Sam Fleming. Executive producer is Sarahbeth Grossman.

Show times are Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

Theatre at St. Clement's is located at 423 W. 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.). Tickets are $65 and are available through ThePeccadillo.com or by calling OvationTix at (212) 352-3101.