Harry Clarke, With Tony Winner Billy Crudup, Opens Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Harry Clarke, With Tony Winner Billy Crudup, Opens Off-Broadway
The Vineyard Theatre launches its 2017–2018 season with the new solo play by David Cale.
Billy Crudup as Harry Clarke
Billy Crudup as Harry Clarke Carol Rosegg

The Vineyard Theatre celebrates the official opening of David Cale’s Harry Clarke on November 21, a new solo play performed by stage and screen actor Billy Crudup with direction by Leigh Silverman. The world-premiere production began performances October 26.

In Harry Clarke, Crudup stars as a shy, Midwestern man masquerading as a highbrow Londoner who has recently moved to New York City. As he charms his way into a wealthy family’s life, his increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to unravel his persona.

The new play is billed by the Off-Broadway theatre as being a “sexually charged and wickedly funny one-man thriller.” The show has been extended to play through December 8.

The production also marks a collaboration between the Vineyard and Audible, who will record a performance. Harry Clarke, the audio play will be made available to Audible members in 2018.

Crudup earned a Tony Award in 2007 for his performance in The Coast of Utopia. He received previous nominations for the 2002 revival of The Elephant Man, The Pillowman, and in the 2011 production of Arcadia. He has since appeared on Broadway in the repertory productions of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land. Harry Clarke marks his third show at the Vineyard, following The Metal Children and America Dreaming.

The design team for Harry Clarke includes scenic designer Alexander Dodge (A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder, Anastasia), costume designer Kaye Voyce (Significant Other), lighting designer Alan C. Edwards (Kill Move Paradise), and sound designer Bart Fasbender (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Original music is composed by playwright Cale.

Tickets can be purchased online at VineyardTheatre.org or by calling the box office at (212) 353-0303.

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