PHOTO CALL: House of Blue Leaves Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party
By Irina Khodorkovsky
26 Apr 2011
The starry Broadway revival of John Guare's House of Blue Leaves, helmed by much-in-demand director David Cromer (Adding Machine and Our Town), officially opened April 25 following previews that began April 4 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
The cast of the 16-week engagement is led by Ben Stiller as Artie Shaughnessy, Edie Falco as Bananas Shaughnessy and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Bunny Flingus and also features Thomas Sadoski as Billy Einhorn, Alison Pill as Corrinna Stroller, Mary Beth Hurt as Head Nun, Christopher Abbott as Ronnie Shaughnessy, Halley Feiffer as Little Nun, Susan Bennett as Second Nunn, Jimmy Davis as Military Policeman and Tally Sessions as White Man.
In The House of Leaves, "Ben Stiller is Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper and wannabe songwriter, who is trying to cope with a schizophrenic wife (Falco), an impatient girlfriend (Leigh) and a visit from the Pope, all while sustaining his dream of hitting it big. [The play] is a satirical take on celebrity, religion, and the frequent merging of the two." Read the Playbill.com Brief Encounter interview with Falco.
Tickets, priced $57-$132, with premium seats available for $137-$227, are on sale by visiting Telecharge.com.