THE SCREENING ROOM: Luke Macfarlane Sings in Sam Bendrix at Pittsburgh's City Theatre (Video)
By Michael Gioia
Luke Macfarlane, who was last seen on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, is currently starring in the title role in the world premiere of Keith Bunin's 1950s-set show tune-studded play Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, which began in Pittsburg Nov. 12.
Mark Rucker directs Sam Bendrix, which officially opens Nov. 18 at City Theatre's Hamburg Studio Stage and continues through Dec. 18. The production features music by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein and the Gershwin brothers.
According to City Theatre notes, "The drinks and the music flow at the legendary Bon Soir. In 1958 Greenwich Village, a young singer and his band take the stage for a final performance before he quits New York City forever. While a chair he's holding for a special someone sits empty all night, Sam Bendrix tells a classic tale of an era not yet ready for the revolutionary changes on the horizon."
Macfarlane is also known for playing Scotty Wendell on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters. His credits also include FX's "Over There" and the feature film "Kinsey."
The City Theatre is located at 1300 Bingham Street in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit CityTheatreCompany.org.
For a preview of Macfarlane in Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, look below:
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