God of Carnage Cancels March 11 Matinee; Gandolfini on Vocal Rest

News   God of Carnage Cancels March 11 Matinee; Gandolfini on Vocal Rest
The March 11 matinee performance of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage has been canceled in order to allow actor James Gandolfini time to rest his voice.

Representatives for the production state that the Emmy-winning "Sopranos" star, under orders from his doctor, has been put on vocal rest, resulting in the cancellation of the 2 PM matinee of the comedy. Gandolfini will return for the 8 PM performance of God of Carnage this evening, March 11.

The American premiere of God of Carnage began performances Feb. 28 and will officially open March 22 at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre. The cast also features Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis and Marcia Gay Harden.

Tony nominee Matthew Warchus, who also staged Reza's God of Carnage in London, as well as Art and Life (x) 3 on Broadway, directs the comedy, which features a translation by Christopher Hampton.

God of Carnage, according to press notes, "is a comedy of manners without the manners. The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it."

The Broadway production reunites the West End creative team: set and costume designer Mark Thompson, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone and sound designers Simon Baker and Chris Cronin with music by Gary Yershon. God of Carnage is produced on Broadway by Robert Fox, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Stuart Thompson, Scott Rudin, Jon B. Platt, The Weinstein Company and The Shubert Organization.

For tickets, visit Telecharge. The Bernard Jacobs Theatre is located in Manhattan at 242 West 45th Street.

For further information, visit GodofCarnage.

Marcia Gay Harden and James Gandolfini in <i>God of Carnage</i>
Marcia Gay Harden and James Gandolfini in God of Carnage Photo by Joan Marcus
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