MCC Swaps LaBute's Bicycles for Some Girl(s) U.S. Debut Off-Broadway

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MCC has postponed its plans to present Neil Labute's Swallowing Bicycles this season and has replaced it with the American premiere of the scribe's Some Girl(s).
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Jo Bonney (On the Mountain, Living Out) — who was slated to direct the previously announced LaBute — will stay on to helm Some Girls in the same time slot, May 17-June 24. The work will open Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel June 8. In LaBute's exposé of the modern male, Some Girl(s), a blossoming writer is on the verge of matrimony when he comes down with a bad case of cold feet. So much so, he not only calls up old girlfriends, he hops flights to see them. "One Guy. Four Exes. Four Cities. One Hell of a Trip," boasted show materials for its West End debut.

David Schwimmer starred in the London premiere May 2005 at the Gielgud Theatre with a cast of women that included Saffron Burrows, Lesley Manville, Sara Powell and Catherine Tate. The "Friends" star will be otherwise employed when the show comes to the States; he'll make his Broadway debut in the upcoming revival of Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Casting for the Off-Broadway run is forthcoming.

The new LaBute work marks the fourth collaboration with MCC following The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here and Fat Pig. MCC also produced a one night benefit evening of LaBute plays, Autobahn. Some Girl(s) director Bonney joined the team for Fat Pig.

MCC began its 20th anniversary mainstage season with Laura Wade's Colder Than Here starring Judith Light, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Brian Murray. Next up for the troupe will be Glen Berger's The Wooden Breeks (Feb. 2-March 11) featuring Veanne Cox, Ron Cephas Jones, Ana Reeder and Adam Rothenberg under the direction of Trip Cullman (Dog Sees God, Roulette).

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