PHOTO CALL: Clybourne Park Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway, Welcomes Sarah Goldberg to Cast
By Matthew Blank
Sarah Goldberg, the 2011 Olivier Award nominee for the playing dual roles of Betsy/Lindsey in Clybourne Park in London, joined the Broadway cast of the 2012 Tony Award-winning Best Play on July 17.
She succeeds Annie Parisse, who played her final performance July 15. Cast and crew celebrated Goldberg's debut and the milestone 100th performance (which happened July 14 at 8 PM) at an after-party at Hurley's Saloon.
Goldberg was nominated for the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress when she created the roles of Betsy and Lindsey in the 2011 Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning production of Clybourne Park (a separate resident production not related the the Broadway staging) at the West End's Wyndham's Theatre. A native of Vancouver, Canada, Goldberg studied drama in London before starring there in productions of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia at the Bush Theatre and Six Degrees of Separation at the Old Vic. Goldberg was last seen by New York audiences in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Look Back in Anger.
Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award, Clybourne Park, according to press notes, is "the wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification."
Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2010 followed by a critically acclaimed pre-Broadway engagement at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Under the direction of 2011 Tony nominee Pam MacKinnon, the original cast (which reunited in L.A. and for Broadway) includes Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, 2012 Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood.
The extended limited run of Clybourne Park ends Sept. 2. Visit ClybournePark.com.
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