Lucy Martin Replaces Mariette Hartley in Off-Broadway Premiere of Ten Chimneys; Tix On Sale
By Andrew Gans
Veteran stage actress Lucy Martin has joined the cast of The Peccadillo Theatre Company's New York City premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's new comedy Ten Chimneys, which will begin performances Sept. 21 at Theatre at St. Clement's.
Martin replaces the previously reported Mariette Hartley in the role of Alfred Lunt’s mother Hattie; Hartley departed the production due to scheduling conflicts.
Martin has been seen on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, The Constant Wife, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Hollywood Arms, Major Barbara, Marlene, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Miser, Breaking the Code, Pygmalion, Children of a Lesser God and Shelter.
Directed by Obie winner Dan Wackerman, Ten Chimneys will officially open Sept. 30. The cast will also feature Byron Jennings as Alfred Lunt, Carolyn McCormick as Lynn Fontanne, and Michael McCarty as Sydney Greenstreet with Charlotte Booker, Julia Bray and John Wernke.
Ten Chimneys, according to press notes, "peers into the backstage lives of the two most revered stars of the Broadway stage, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Set on the couple’s legendary Wisconsin estate in 1938, love triangles and family dysfunction reveal themselves when the rehearsal process for an upcoming production of Chekhov’s The Seagull becomes a true-to-life plot involving a young actress named Uta Hagen."
Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Never Gonna Dance, Three Viewings, A Picasso, The Turn of the Screw and Scotland Road. Hatcher wrote the screenplays for "Stage Beauty," "The Duchess and Casanova" as well as episodes of TV’s “Columbo.”
The production will also feature scenic and lighting design by Harry Feiner with costume design by Sam Fleming. Executive producer is Sarahbeth Grossman.
Show times will be Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
Theatre at St. Clement’s is located at 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.). Tickets are $65 and are available through www.ThePeccadillo.com or by calling OvationTix at (212) 352-3101.
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