F. Murray Abraham Will Play in Albee's Sandbox Off-Broadway in 2008

News   F. Murray Abraham Will Play in Albee's Sandbox Off-Broadway in 2008
When two Edward Albee plays bow at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2008, F. Murray Abraham is expected to star, the New York Times reported.
F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The previously-announced revivals of The American Dream and The Sandbox (plays originally seen at the Cherry Lane in the early 1960s) will return to the intimate Greenwich Village theatre as a double-bill. The works will play a limited engagement March 4-April 12, 2008, perhaps with Albee himself directing. The Times reported that Abraham (of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway production of Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius) will play Daddy in both plays.

Discussions with Edward Albee will take place following special performances. The revivals are part of the theatre's Heritage series of "Off-Broadway revivals of gems from Cherry Lane's extensive canon on our Mainstage."

Samuel Beckett's Happy Days and Amiri Baraka's Dutchman, which premiered at the Cherry Lane, were revived for the Heritage series.

The American Dream and The Sandbox were originally produced at Cherry Lane Theatre in 1961 and 1962 as part of ALBARWILD, a collaboration between producers Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder and playwright Edward Albee, designed to give production opportunities to emerging playwrights. This is the program that inspired Cherry Lane Mentor Project, now in its 10th anniversary season.

For more information visit www.cherrylanetheatre.org.

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