Everyone Out of the Pool: Metamorphoses Advertises Final Weeks

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The Mary Zimmerman-helmed Broadway production of Metamorphoses has advertised — via a television commercial — its final weeks, confirmed a production spokesperson.
The cast of Metamorphoses amid their trademark pool.
The cast of Metamorphoses amid their trademark pool. Photo by Chris Bennion

No closing date has been officially announced for the production which opened at the Circle in the Square March 4, 2002 following an Off-Broadway run.

Metamorphoses, which returned its entire investment of $1.7 million in May 2002, stages the great transformation myths of Ovid with additional material compiled by Zimmerman from other sources, including the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. King Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Cupid and Psyche all make appearances during the evening, wherein they change physically, emotionally and mentally. The play's most notable set piece was its 27-foot wide rectangular pool which the actors played upon.

Metamorphoses transferred to The Great White Way on Feb. 21, after a successful run at Off-Broadway's Second Stage. It has won the Drama Desk, Drama League and Lucille Lortel prizes for Best Play and earned a Tony Award for Best Direction for director Zimmerman.

The Broadway cast mirrored the Off-Broadway ensemble, and includes Anjali Bhimani, Raymond Fox, Kyle Hall, Doug Hara, Felicity Jones, Chris Kipiniak, Louise Lamson, Erik Lochtefeld, Mariann Mayberry (who replaced Heidi Stillman during the Off-Broadway run) and Lisa Tejero.

The Broadway run is produced by Roy Gabay, Robyn Goodman, Allan S. Gordon, Elan McAllister, D. Harris/M. Swinsky, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, R.L. Wreghitt/J. Bergere, in association with Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, artistic director; Carol Fishman, managing director).

Circle in the Square is at 1633 Broadway at 50th Street. Broadway tickets will range $30-$75. For tickets, call Tele-Charge at (212) 239-6200.

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