Neve Campbell to Star in Off-Broadway Revival of Michael Weller's Loose Ends | Playbill

News Neve Campbell to Star in Off-Broadway Revival of Michael Weller's Loose Ends
Neve Campbell, the actress featured in the upcoming film musical "Reefer Madness," will star in the Off-Broadway revival of Michael Weller's Loose Ends produced by her brother and Reefer stage and film star Christian Campbell.
Neve Campbell
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Austin Pendleton is set to direct. Steven Sendor (Uncle Bob) will produce the work with Christian Campbell under Rebellion Productions. Dates and a theatre for the revival have not been announced.

Loose Ends follows the tumultuous relationship of a world-travelling man and woman in the 1970s, from their first meeting on a beach in Bali to their marriage in Boston to an unexpected revelation when they are reunited in New York. The lead male role is currently being cast, according to a production spokesperson.

Neve Campbell was recently slated to make her Broadway debut with the planned staging of Allan Knee's Syncopation but the work was canceled. The Canadian-born actress who trained as a ballerina and appeared in the Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera is known for her work on the big and small screen. Her credits include the "Scream" trilogy, "The Company," "The Craft," "Wild Things," "Drowning Mona" and television's "Party of Five."

Pendleton is an actor and Tony Award-nominated director who has appeared on Broadway in The Diary of Anne Frank, Grand Hotel, Doubles and The Little Foxes. Seen in such films as "My Cousin Vinny," "Amistad" and "A Beautiful Mind," he also lent his voice to the animated "Finding Nemo." Pendleton directed Weller's Spoils of War Off-Broadway in 1988 — which later transferred to Broadway.

Christian Campbell starred in the Off-Broadway musical Reefer Madness and reprises that turn in the upcoming Showtime movie version — which debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival and is set to air on the cable network April 16. Original Off-Broadway co-stars Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars"), John Kassir and Robert Torti join him in the Dan Studney-Kevin Murphy musical satire of the 1936 cautionary film meant to discourage young people from using marijuana. Neve Campbell ("Party of Five") is also featured in the film with Alan Cumming (Cabaret), Steven Weber (The Producers), Amy Spanger (Urinetown, Chicago) and Ana Gasteyer (The Rocky Horror Show). For more info, visit the official website at Loose Ends made its world premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. in Feb. 1979. The Alan Schneider-directed production moved to Broadway's Circle in the Square where it opened May 25, 1979. Roxanne Hart and Kevin Kline starred as the lead couple in a cast that also included Jay O. Sanders and Jodi Long. The play was revived Off-Broadway in 1988 with Terry Kinney, Jane Kaczmarek and Laurence Fishburne.

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