Lost in Yonkers, Starring "Happy Days" Actress Marion Ross, Begins May 12 in Toronto
By Michael Gioia
The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company presents Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, featuring "Happy Days" star Marion Ross as Grandma Kurnitz, beginning May 12, prior to an official opening May 17, in the Jane Mallett Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
Directed by Jim Warren, the limited engagement continues through June 10. Joining Ross are Linda Kash as Bella, Sheila McCarthy ("Die Hard 2") as Gert, Ari Cohen as Louie, Jesse Shimko as Arty, Alessandro Costantini as Jay and HGJTC co-artistic director David Eisner as Eddie.
Lost in Yonkers, according to HGJTC, "focuses on two young brothers, Arty and Jay, who are left in the care of their severe and frightfully intimidating Grandmother, in Yonkers, New York during the summer of 1942."
Ross has been seen on Broadway in Arsenic and Old Lace and Edwin Booth. The performer has been nominated for five Emmy Awards, including two nominations for her role as Mrs. Cunningham in "Happy Days." Her other TV appearances include "That 70s Show," "Brooklyn Bridge," "Touched by an Angel," "The Love Boat," "The Love Boat: the Next Wave," "The Drew Carey Show" and "Early Edition," among others. Visit Ross' page at the Playbill Vault.
Other members of the creative team include set designer Sue LePage, costume designer Lori Hickling and lighting designer Lesley Wilkinson.
Founded in 2006, the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company is Toronto's only professional theatre company established to celebrate, illuminate and share Jewish culture. Mandy Patinkin's (Evita) critically acclaimed Broadway theatre concert, Mamaloshen, will close the company's season. The concert will be held June 16 at 8 PM and June 17 at 2 PM.
The Jane Mallett Theatre is located at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts at 27 Front Street East in Toronto. For more information and tickets, visit HGJewishTheatre.com.
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