World Premiere of Richard Greenberg Family Drama
The Assembled Parties Opens on Broadway April 17
Jessica Hecht and Judith Light
The world premiere of
Richard Greenberg's the Manhattan-set family drama starring The Assembled Parties, Judith Light and Jessica Hecht, officially opens on Broadway April 17 in a Manhattan Theatre Club production directed by artistic director Lynne Meadow.
The cast at MTC's Broadway home, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, includes Tony nominee Hecht, Tony and Emmy Award winner Light, Tony Award nominee
Jeremy Shamos ( Clybourne Park), Jonathan Walker ( The Divine Sister), Obie Award winner Mark Blum ( Gus and Al), Lauren Blumenfeld ( We Are Proud to Present…), Alex Dreier ( ) and Billy Elliot Jake Silbermann ("As the World Turns").
Previews began March 21.
According to MTC, "
The Assembled Parties welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov (Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht) and her sister-in-law Faye (Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light) bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A house guest (Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos) has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly — or perhaps by design — insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs' seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. A stunning new play infused with humor, [it's] an incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium."
Read the Playbill Magazine feature about playwright Greenberg, who is represented by . Breakfast at Tiffany's, Far From Heaven and The Assembled Parties in the current New York season
The creative team includes
Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Obadiah Eaves (original music and sound design).
Greenberg, a Tony Award winner for his play
is author of Take Me Out, and The American Plan, The Violet Hour, Three Days of Rain , among other plays, plus the current Broadway adaptation of Eastern Standard and the coming Off-Broadway musical Breakfast at Tiffany's Far From Heaven.
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