Ireland, Pasquale and Sadoski to Star in Broadway's reasons to be pretty

News   Ireland, Pasquale and Sadoski to Star in Broadway's reasons to be pretty
Marin Ireland, Steven Pasquale and Thomas Sadoski will star in the Broadway staging of Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty, according to

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Official casting is expected shortly for the production, which is scheduled to begin previews at the Lyceum March 13, 2009, with an official opening scheduled for April 2. Terry Kinney will direct.

Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Steve Traxler, Ted Snowdon and Doug Nevin/Erica Lynn Schwartz — in association with MCC Theater — will produce the Broadway mounting.

The Lyceum Theatre, the recent home of [title of show], is located in Manhattan at 149 West 45th Street.

The Off-Broadway reasons to be pretty company featured Piper Perabo, Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski and Pablo Schreiber.

In reasons to be pretty, press notes state, "Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhanded remarks about a female coworker's pretty face (and his girlfriend's lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend."

The work billed as a "comic drama" delves into the American obsession with physical beauty — closing a LaBute trilogy with that same theme that includes The Shape of Things and Fat Pig.

For LaBute, MCC's resident playwright, this was his sixth work produced by the company. MCC previously presented LaBute's The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Fat Pig, Some Girl(s) and In a Dark Dark House. MCC also produced a one-night benefit evening of his plays, Autobahn. Other LaBute works include bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, This Is How It Goes and Wrecks and the films "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends and Neighbors," "Nurse Betty," "Possession" and "Wicker Man."

reasons to be pretty will mark LaBute's Broadway debut.

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