PHOTO CALL: House of Blue Leaves, With Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, Jennifer Jason Leigh, on Broadway
By Matthew Blank
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), plays the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Opening night for the 16-week engagement is scheduled for April 25.
The cast 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.
Here is a first look at the show:
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."
The production team includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Brian MacDevitt (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design) and Tom Watson (hair design).
Tickets, priced $57-$132, with premium seats available for $137-$227, are on sale by visiting Telecharge.com.
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