THE SCREENING ROOM: Luke Macfarlane Sings in Sam Bendrix at Pittsburgh's City Theatre (Video)
16 Nov 2011
Luke Macfarlane, who was last seen on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, is currently starring in the title role in the world premiere of Keith Bunin's 1950s-set show tune-studded play Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, which began in Pittsburg Nov. 12.
Mark Rucker directs Sam Bendrix, which officially opens Nov. 18 at City Theatre's Hamburg Studio Stage and continues through Dec. 18. The production features music by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein and the Gershwin brothers.
According to City Theatre notes, "The drinks and the music flow at the legendary Bon Soir. In 1958 Greenwich Village, a young singer and his band take the stage for a final performance before he quits New York City forever. While a chair he's holding for a special someone sits empty all night, Sam Bendrix tells a classic tale of an era not yet ready for the revolutionary changes on the horizon."
Macfarlane is also known for playing Scotty Wendell on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters. His credits also include FX's "Over There" and the feature film "Kinsey."
The City Theatre is located at 1300 Bingham Street in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit CityTheatreCompany.org.
For a preview of Macfarlane in Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, look below:
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.