Rutanya Alda, Allan Greenberg and Frank Gauthier Investigate Murder at the Howard Johnson's Starting Sept. 13

Murder at the Howard Johnson's, a suspenseful comedy by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, begins previews at the Studio Theatre in Theatre Row Sept. 13.

The three-member cast comprises Rutanya Alda (best known for her performances in "The Deer Hunter" and for the cult-classic "Mommie Dearest," where she played housekeeper Carol Ann), Allan Greenberg and Frank Gauthier. Eddie Lew directs.

Murder at the Howard Johnson's is described as a "quirky, hilarious and suspenseful comedy about a love triangle at a Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge." It played a 14-performance run at Broadway's John Golden Theatre in May 1979. The cast included Bob Dishy, Tony Roberts and Joyce Van Patten.

Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

Studio Theatre in Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are available through and (212) 239-6200 and are priced at $19.25 (includes $1.25 facility charge).

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