PHOTO CALL: Michael Cristofer and David Wilson Barnes Star in Don't Go Gentle Off Broadway
By Krissie Fullerton
08 Oct 2012
The world premiere of Stephen Belber's Don't Go Gentle, about a retired conservative judge who struggles to maintain order in his personal life, began Off-Broadway Sept. 27 at MCC Theater's downtown home, the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
The cast features Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright-actor Michael Cristofer ("Smash," The Shadow Box, A View from the Bridge), David Wilson Barnes (The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Becky Shaw), Maxx Brawer, Angela Lewis (Rapture, Blister, Burn) and Jennifer Mudge (The Philanthropist)
According to MCC, Don't Go Gentle "follows Judge Lawrence Driver: conservative powerhouse on the bench, failure at home. Now retired, widowed, and seeking redemption, Lawrence volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. But do-overs don’t come easy, and when his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Lawrence runs the risk of losing everything."
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.