Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Sight Unseen) directs the co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club which will open on SCR's stage, Sept. 10 for a run through Oct. 10. The show will then head to Broadway's Biltmore Theatre for a Jan. 13-March 20, 2005 run.
Ari Graynor ("The Sopranos," "Mystic River"), Arye Gross ("Ellen," "The Experts"), Kevin Isola (Wasp & Other Plays, Everett Beekin), Mimi Lieber (I'm Not Rappaport), Allan Miller and Dana Reeve ("Oz," More to Love) join Arkin in the new work by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Dinner With Friends and Sight Unseen.
Brooklyn Boy follows the tale of a marginal writer who is finally garnering success while his life is otherwise faltering: his marriage is on the rocks, his father is in the hospital, his aunt is pestering him and Hollywood is calling. The work was commissioned by SCR and developed at the company's 2003 Pacific Playwrights Festival.
The design team feature Ralph Funicello (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Chris Parry (lights) and Michael Roth (music and sound). Jerry Patch serves as dramaturg and Scott Harrison is SCR's stage manager.
Tickets to Brooklyn Boy at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA, call (714) 708-5555. For more information, visit the SCR website at www.scr.org.