Perennial, New Play By Goodbye Girl Actress Tammy Minoff, Will Debut in CA
By Adam Hetrick
Tammy Minoff, who appeared on Broadway as a child actor in The Goodbye Girl and The Will Rogers Follies, will star in her new play Perennial, which will receive its world premiere June 1 in Burbank.
Perennial marks Minoff's playwriting debut. Alexa Coblentz will direct the engagement that runs through June 29 at the Sidewalk Studio Theater.
Here's how the play is billed: "Perennial follows Rosemary, an aspiring painter and free spirit who has just moved to New York City. While sketching in Washington Square Park she meets Tom, an architect and playboy. Their intense chemistry quickly evolves into a serious romance. Juxtaposed with this burgeoning romance are Tom's best friends, May and Donald. They've been married for several years and are now facing the monotony of their life together. Further complicating these romances is Leo, Rosemary's often inappropriate, yet earnest best friend from high school. Watch these characters struggle, come together and fall apart as they try to find themselves."
Minoff will play Rosemary in a cast that also features Billy Aaron Brown ("Jeepers Creepers 2"), John Churchill ("Criminal Minds"), Kelly Frye ("NCIS: LA") and Wes Whitehead ("By The Time The Sun Is Hot").
Jonathan Oliver Sessler and Page Bartelt produce the run. The creative team includes Vanessa Chafen (costume design), Paige Selene Luke (lighting design), J.J. Wickham (set design), Adeline Newmann (video design), Joe LaRue (video design) and Borja Sau (sound design).
Minoff created the role of Mary Rogers in the 1991 Tony-winning musical The Will Rogers Follies, and starred as Bernadette Peters' daughter, Lucy, in the 1993 musical The Goodbye Girl.
For tickets visit perennial.brownpapertickets.com or phone (800) 838-3006. The Sidewalk Studio Theater is located at 4150 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA.
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