McKean and Cromer Will Return to NYC's Our Town for Final Weeks; Closing Is Sept. 12

News   McKean and Cromer Will Return to NYC's Our Town for Final Weeks; Closing Is Sept. 12
Producers of the acclaimed Greenwich Village production of Our Town announced that the production will end its run at the Barrow Street Theatre on Sept. 12, but not before Michael McKean and director David Cromer respectively step back into the role of the Stage Manager.

Director David Cromer in Our Town
Director David Cromer in Our Town Photo by Carol Rosegg

Helen Hunt currently plays the narrator of Thornton Wilder's classic. After an earlier summer engagement in the staging, McKean will rejoin the cast Aug. 3-22. Hunt will give her final performance on Aug. 1.

McKean will be followed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Cromer, who directed and originated the role in this production, on Aug. 24, for the play's final weeks. Scott Parkinson, who appeared in the role last summer, will return to play matinee performances on Aug. 28 & 29 and Sept. 4 & 5.

Cromer's award-winning staging of Wilder's play began performances on Feb. 17, 2009, with an official opening night on Feb. 26, 2009, when it received rave reviews at the downtown venue.

Our Town went on to win the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Direction and Obie Award for Outstanding Director. This staging became the longest-running production of the play in its 72-year history with its record-breaking 337th performance on Dec. 16, 2009.

The current cast of Our Town includes (in alphabetical order) Elizabeth Audley as Mrs. Soames, Jeremy Beiler as Simon Stimson, Robert Beitzel as Howie Newsome, Kati Brazda as Mrs. Webb, Will Brill as Joe Crowell, Jr, Nathan Dame as Sam Craig, Roger E. DeWitt as Joe Stoddard, Ann Dowd as Mrs. Gibbs, Emma Galvin as Rebecca Gibbs, Jennifer Grace as Emily Webb, Mark Hattan as Constable Warren, Jake Horowitz as Wally Webb, Helen Hunt as the Stage Manager, David Manis as Mr. Webb, Daniel Marcus as Professor Willard, James McMenamin as George Gibbs, Jeff Still as Doc Gibbs, Jason Yachanin as Si Crowell, with Dana Jacks, Lynn Laurence, Kathleen Peirce, Keith Perry and Mark Shock.

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