Engeman's Boeing Boeing to Feature Luba Mason, Peter Simon Hilton and John Scherer
By Adam Hetrick
Luba Mason, Peter Simon Hilton and John Scherer will appear in the Engeman Theater production of late playwright Marc Camelotti's Tony Award-winning farce Boeing Boeing, which will take off March 21 in Northport, NY.
BT McNicholl will stage the production that officially opens March 23 for a run through May 5. Camelotti also penned Don't Dress for Dinner, which incorporates the characters of Robert and Bernard from Boeing Boeing.
Boeing will feature Hilton (Les Misérables, Spamalot) as bachelor Bernard, with Scherer (Lovemusik, By Jeeves) as Robert, Mason (The Capeman, Chicago) as Gretchen, Erin Leigh Peck (Grease) as Gloria, Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein) as Gabriella and Kate Skinner (The Graduate) as Berthe.
According to the Engeman, "In Marc Camoletti's high-flying Tony Award winning comedy we meet Bernard Lawrence, a successful architect living in a posh Paris apartment, as he deftly juggles three fiancées who are all flight attendants. Careful planning of the airline timetables, and a bit of assistance from Bernard's reluctant housekeeper, keeps the affairs going. But this supersonic lifestyle hits turbulence when a new, faster Boeing jet is introduced."
The production will have scenic design by Jonathan Collins, costume design by Emily DeAngelis, lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by Craig Kaufman and hair and make-up design by Mark Adam Rampmey.
Boeing Boeing originally opened in London in the early '60s and held the world record for the longest-running comedy in the West End, playing over 2,000 performances. It transferred to Broadway for a brief 23-performance run in 1965, but later took on a successful life as a licensable property in theatres around the U.S. A 2008 Broadway production won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
For tickets phone (631) 261-2900 or visit EngemanTheater. The Engeman Theater is located at 250 Main Street in Northport, Long Island.
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