Off-Broadway Hit Churchill Extends Due to Popular Demand

News   Off-Broadway Hit Churchill Extends Due to Popular Demand
Churchill, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton and directed by Kurt Johns has announced it will extend performances through July 12 at New World Stages due to strong demand for tickets. The show began previews Off-Broadway Feb. 6 and was originally scheduled to to run through May 31.

Ronald Keaton
Ronald Keaton

The Off-Broadway engagement follows an acclaimed and sold-out, world-premiere engagement in Chicago last year.

Keaton's play, billed as a "powerful meditation on life in wartime," is based on the life and writings of the late Winston Churchill, the U.K.'s famed Prime Minister. In Churchill, the man himself discusses his failures and his successes; and his love of art, liquor and women.

Ronald Keaton's theatre credits include the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, Theatre at the Center, Theater Wit, and Oak Park Festival Theatre, among many others. His regional credits include roles at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Houston's Alley Theatre, the Nat Horne Theatre and the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami.

Director Kurt Johns' credits include The Mistress Cycle and Iron, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife at Chicago’s Apple Tree Theatre and Iolanthe at Light Opera Works. As an actor, Johns has appeared in the Broadway productions of Aspects of Love and Chess and the first national tour of Les Miserables.

Scenic and lighting design for Churchill are by Jason Epperson, with projection design by Paul Deziel and sound design by Eric Backus.

Churchill is a joint production of the Greenhouse Theater Center, SoloChicago, and the Wendy and William Spatz Charitable Foundation, with the support and permission of The Churchill Centre.

Tickets are $65 and are available at or by calling (212) 239-6200. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street, New York.

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