"Falcon Crest" Actress Sullivan to Star in Gurney's Buffalo Gal for Primary Stages

News   "Falcon Crest" Actress Sullivan to Star in Gurney's Buffalo Gal for Primary Stages
Mark Blum, Carmen M. Herlihy, Jennifer Regan, Susan Sullivan, James Waterston and Dathan B. Williams will star in the upcoming Off-Broadway run of A.R. Gurney's Buffalo Gal.
Susan Sullivan
Susan Sullivan

Mark Lamos (Cymbeline, Indian Blood) directs the Primary Stages New York premiere of the work, which will kick off the company's new season July 22. The show will officially open Aug. 5 at 59E59 Theaters for a run through Aug. 30.

Buffalo Gal is billed as "a comedy that centers around Amanda, a once successful television personality whose star is now fading," according to an announcement. "Life imitates art as she returns to her hometown of Buffalo to star in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Just as she is connecting with her roots – both on stage and off – she is called back to Hollywood for a role that could recharge her career. Will her love of theatre be enough to keep her in Buffalo?"

The six-member cast features Sullivan (The Fourth Wall, "Falcon Crest") as Amanda opposite Blum (Twelve Angry Men), Herlihy (The Piano Teacher), Regan (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Waterston (A Perfect Couple) and Williams (Show Boat).

The design team includes Andrew Jackness (set), Candice Donnelly (costumes), Mary Louise Geiger (lights) and John Gromada (original music and sound). Matthew Melchiorre serves as production stage manager.

Gurney, known for Love Letters and The Dining Room, has seen Primary Stages present his The Fourth Wall, Strictly Academic and Indian Blood. Special "Artist/Audience Talkbacks" will follow performances on Aug. 7, 14 and 21 for audience members.

Primary Stages continues its 24th season with Lee Blessing's A Body of Water (Sept. 30-Nov. 9), Donald Margulies' Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself) (Jan. 27-March 7, 2009) and Jane Alexander starring in the world premiere of Tina Howe's Chasing Manet (March 24-May 2, 2009).

Tickets for Buffalo Gal at 59E59 Theaters (located at 59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues) are available by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information, visit primarystages.com or call (212) 840-9705.

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