PHOTO CALL: Janeane Garofalo, Ethan Hawke, Claybourne Elder and More Celebrate Russian Transport Opening
By Matthew Blank
The New Group's world-premiere production of Erika Sheffer's Russian Transport officially opened Jan. 30 at The New Group at Theatre Row following previews that began Jan. 17.
Directed by Scott Elliott, performances will continue through March 10.
The cast features Janeane Garofalo ("The Truth About Cats & Dogs," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion") as Diana, Daniel Oreskes (Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Miracle Worker) as Misha, Morgan Spector (A View from the Bridge) as Boris, Sarah Steele (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) as Mira and Raviv Ullman (Disney Channel's "Phil of the Future") as Alex.
Russian Transport is described as a "suspenseful family drama set in the Russian Jewish community of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Diana and Misha, an immigrant couple, run a struggling car service while trying to carve out the American Dream for their teenagers, Alex and Mira. When Diana's sexy and mysterious brother Boris arrives to stay with them, family loyalty is tested. For Alex and Mira, Uncle Boris is an exciting addition to their home, but soon Alex is pulled into his Uncle’s dangerous world."
The production also features set design by Derek McLane, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward and sound design by Bart Fasbender; dialect coach is Doug Paulson.
Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves. Tickets may be arranged through www.telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200, or at the Theatre Row Box Office. Tickets are $60 plus $1.25 restoration fee.
For more information visit www.thenewgroup.org.
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