No Way to Treat a Lady to Be Revived at London's Landor Theatre
06 Jan 2014
No Way To Treat Lady, the Off-Broadway musical based on William Goldman's novel of the same name that premiered in 1987 at the Hudson Guild Theatre and was subsequently revived in 1996 at the York Theatre, is to be revived at London's Landor Theatre, beginning performances Jan. 21 prior to an official opening Jan. 24, for a run through Feb. 9.
Billed as "a musical in the key of death," it is described as "a theatrically charged musical comedy thriller about a publicity crazed actor and the endearing detective who persistently pursues him. Take a seat and watch in anticipation as Detective Brummell of the NYPD chases a murderous master of disguises through New York City, unravelling a complex tale involving an Irish priest, a Spanish dancer, a French waiter, a pizza delivery boy and a pair of dominating mothers."
The cast features Graham Mackay-Bruce as Morris Brummell, Simon Loughton as Christopher "Kit" Gill, Kelly Burke as Sarah Stone and Judith Paris as Flora Brummell, Alexandra Gill and The Victims.
No Way to Treat a Lady has a book, music and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen. It is directed by Robert McWhir with choreography by Cressida Carre, design by Robert Griffin, lighting design by Richard Lambert and musical direction by Nicholas Chave. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.