Under the direction of Mark Brokaw, the Elyot work began previews Oct. 22 and officially opened Nov. 6. The production had announced an extension through Dec. 27, but will now close Dec. 6 at The Acorn Theater on Theatre Row.
The cast features Christopher Abbott (Good Boys and True), David Cale (Two Thousand Years), Lisa Emery (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), Darren Goldstein (Guttenberg! The Musical), Elizabeth Jasicki (Abigail’s Party), Andrew Polk (The Accomplices) and Richard Topol (Awake and Sing).
Elyot's Mouth to Mouth concerns "Frank, a gay writer living with AIDS, [who] attends a party at his friend Laura's house to celebrate the return of her teenage son from abroad," according to show notes. "As the story shifts back and forth through time, it's clear that Frank may have played an unscrupulous part in the unraveling of his best girlfriend's family."
The work debuted at the Royal Court Theatre in 2001 and earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play and a London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play.
The design team includes Riccardo Hernandez (set), Michael Krass (costume), Mark McCullough (lighting) and David Van Tieghem (sound), who also provides original music for the production. For tickets to The New Group shows at The Acorn @ Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, call (212) 279-4200. For further information visit thenewgroup.org.