Golden Globe-Winning Stage Vet Joins Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman for NYC Revival of Sticks and Bones

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12 Aug 2014

Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
Photo by Greg Gorman

Golden Globe Award winner Richard Chamberlain will join Academy Award winner Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman for the New Group revival of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, which will begin Off-Broadway performances in October.

Scott Elliott directs the revival of the Tony Award-winning drama that will run through Dec. 14. The New Group will announce first preview and official opening night dates in the near future.

In addition to Chamberlain ("The Thorn Birds," "Dr. Kildare" and My Fair Lady), Hunter ("The Piano") and Pullman (The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?), the cast will include Nadia Gan (Golden Child), Morocco Omari (A Time to Kill), Ben Schnetzer ("Pride") and Raviv Ullman (Russian Transport).

The New Group bills Sticks and Bones as "a savage and savagely comic portrait of an average American family pulled apart by the return of a son from the Vietnam War. Ozzie and his wife Harriet are overjoyed to see their eldest son David again, but the furies that haunt David begin to overwhelm them and their happy-go-lucky younger son Rick, forcing Ozzie to make a stand for the values he can’t bear to let go. This production features Chamberlain as Father Donald, Gan as Zung, Hunter as Harriet, Omari as Sergeant Major, Pullman as Ozzie, Schnetzer as David and Ullman as Rick."

Sticks and Bones will have set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design and original music by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen and projection and video design by Olivia Sebesky.

Rabe’s other plays include Streamers, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Boom Boom Room.

Tickets are available by visiting thenewgroup.org or by phoning (212) 279-4200.