Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Wicked), Casa Valentina will begin previews April 1 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre prior to an official Broadway opening April 23.
Casa Valentina marks a reunion for Page and Cullum, who played the Grinch and Old Max, respectively, in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Inspired by factual events, Fierstein's play is based on a true location, the Chevalier d’Eon resort – also known as Casa Susana – the subject of the 2005 Michael Hurst-Robert Swope photo book "Casa Susana," which features a collection of intimate, candid and carefree snapshots of men in the 1950s-1960s who would gather at a rural home in New Jersey to dress and live as women.
Fierstein's playwriting credits include Kinky Boots, Newsies, Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage aux Folles and A Catered Affair. His stage credits include Hairspray, Fiddler On The Roof, La Cage aux Folles and Torch Song Trilogy. He has performed in the films "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Independence Day" and the TV shows "Smash," "How I Met Your Mother," "The Good Wife," "Cheers," "The Simpsons" and "Nurse Jackie."
Mantello's directing credits include I’ll Eat You Last, The Other Place, Dogfight, Other Desert Cities, The Pride, 9 to 5, November, Three Days of Rain, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross, Assassins, Wicked and Take Me Out.
Additional casting, creative team, and additional listings information for Casa Valentina will be announced at a later date.
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