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The talkbacks, named "Inside Velocity," will feature different members of the cast and creative team, covering areas such as the writing, designing, directing, performing, producing, casting, advertising and marketing of a new Broadway play.
The revolving list of talkback speakers includes actors Parsons and Spinella, playwright Coble, director Molly Smith, producers Larry Kaye and Van Dean, members of The Velocity of Autumn design team, technical crew, advertising and marketing teams and special guest speakers who will be announced at a later date.
Following its run at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., The Velocity of Autumn will play a limited engagement at Broadway's Booth Theatre, with preview performances beginning April 1 prior to an official opening April 21.
"The Velocity of Autumn swirls around Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years," press notes state. "In Alexandra's corner are her wit, her volcanic passion and the fact that she's barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block. But her children have their own secret weapon: estranged son Chris who returns after 20 years, crawls through Alexandra's second floor window, and becomes the family's unlikely mediator. No sooner are the words 'Hi, Mom' uttered than the emotional bombs start detonating. The Velocity of Autumn is a wickedly funny and wonderfully touching discovery of the fragility and ferocity of life."
Spinella, a two-time Tony winner, has performed in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Angels in America: Perestroika, A View from the Bridge and Spring Awakening. His TV work includes "Royal Pains," "Desperate Housewives" and "24," and his film credits include "Cradle Will Rock" and "Love! Valour! Compassion!"
Coble's plays include Bright Ideas, A Girl's Guide To Coffee, Stranded On Earth, Southern Rapture and My Barking Dog.
The Velocity of Autumn will feature scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Rui Rita, sound design by Darron L. West, wig design by Paul Huntley and casting by Geoff Josselson.
The play is produced by Larry Kaye & HOP Theatricals, Van Dean & The Broadway Consortium, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., Rob Hinderliter & Dominick LaRuffa, Jr. and KIRN Productions, in association with Neal Rubinstein; Franklin Theatrical & James Valletti/Jonathan Demar; and James Simon & Stephen Ganns. Associate producers are Joan Rosenberg/John & Michelle Schaap, Craig J. Horsley/Michael Rubenstein and Lauren Class Schneider.
Visit VelocityOfAutumnBroadway.com for more information.