Elizabeth Berkley Joins Cast of Hurlyburly Off-Broadway, May 9

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Actress Elizabeth Berkley will join the cast of Off-Broadway's Hurlyburly May 9 to replace the departing Catherine Kellner who left for "personal reasons" on April 26.
Elizabeth Berkley
Elizabeth Berkley

Kellner played her final performance April 26 and understudy Diana Ruppe took on the role of Bonnie in her absence. Berkley appeared in the recent Broadway revival of Sly Fox and starred opposite Eddie Izzard in the 1999 West End production of Lenny. She is perhaps best known for her role on television's "Saved by the Bell" and film turns in "Showgirls," "Roger Dodger," "Any Given Sunday" and "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion."

Following its recent run through March 19 at the Acorn Theatre, the staging by New Group artistic director Scott Elliott (Aunt Dan and Lemon) with a revised script by Rabe began anew April 11 at the new 499-seat theatre.

Interspersed with 80's music (Talking Heads, Queen and David Bowie) and occasional glimpses of the world through the set's pre-remote-controlled television ("The Smurfs," "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"), Rabe's revised drama follows the lives of four men working the Hollywood machine. The quartet pontificate on their ex-wives, friendships and work while enduring life through vices (drugs, alcohol and women).

The starry company, who return for the new Off-Broadway run, is known for their work on screen as well as stage. Hawke's credits include Henry IV and "Reality Bites"; Shawn's include Aunt Dan and Lemon and "The Princess Bride"; Posey has been in Fifth of July and "Waiting for Guffman"; Bobby Cannavale has acted in Fucking A and "The Station Agent"; Josh Hamilton was featured in Proof and "With Honors"; and Halley Wegryn Gross appeared in True Love and "Third Watch".

The new run is produced by New Group in association with Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum and The Kennedy/Marshall Company.

Tickets to Hurlyburly at 37 Arts, 450 West 37th Street (near 10th Ave.) are available by calling (212) 307-4100.

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