Gingold Theatrical Group is set to present a new adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House at Theatre Row this summer. The comedy, which had its U.S. premiere in 1920, brings an eclectic of people together over a weekend in the English countryside to make major decisions about their future.
Heartbreak House will begin performances August 28 at Theatre Row ahead of a September 9 opening. This version of Shaw's WWI-set play kicks off in London’s Ambassadors Theatre during the first days of the London Blitz in September 1940. When the sirens go off, the audience and performers gather in the theatre's basement for a performance of Heartbreak House.
The adaptation is by Gingold Artistic Director David Staller, who also directs.
Staller will direct a cast made up of a number of Broadway veterans, including Tony winner Karen Ziemba, Tony nominees Alison Fraser, Tom Hewitt, and Derek Smith, as well as Raphael Nash Thompson, Jeff Hiller, Kimberly Immanuel, and Lenny Wolpe.
The limited engagement is scheduled to run through September 29.
Tickets can be purchased online at Telecharge.com, by phone at (212) 239-6200 or in person at the Theatre Row Box Office.