Tony Winner Boyd Gaines Will Direct Charles Busch's Tale of the Allergist's Wife

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14 Feb 2013

Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
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Bucks County Playhouse, which is led by producing director Jed Bernstein, has announced that Charles Busch’s Tony-nominated play, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, will be the final production of the Playhouse's upcoming summer season.

Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines, performances will run Aug. 15-Sep. 1 at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA). Casting will be announced at a later time.

Best known for his work as an actor, Gaines is currently starring in Driving Miss Daisy alongside Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones in Australia. He has a total of five Tony Award nominations and has taken home the award four times. Allergist's Wife will mark his directorial debut.

“One of my goals in reviving the Playhouse was to partner with extremely talented artists by giving them a chance to stretch their creative muscles. We are so excited to being doing exactly that with the magnificent Boyd Gaines,” said producing director Bernstein in a statement.

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, according to press notes, "follows Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged Upper West Side Doctor’s wife, who is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she’s shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend."



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