Primo — with Antony Sher — to Arrive on Broadway in Summer 2005

News   Primo — with Antony Sher — to Arrive on Broadway in Summer 2005
Primo, starring Antony Sher as Holocaust survivor Primo Levi, will begin previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre July 8.

Variety reports that the one-man show will officially open July 11, playing a limited engagement through Aug. 7. Richard Wilson, who directed the London production, will helm the Broadway run as well. Co-producers are Bill Kenwright and Thelma Holt.

Primo was a hit last fall at the National's Cottesloe Theatre, subsequently playing Cape Town, South Africa, before returning to London at the Hampstead Theatre.

Sher adapted Primo from "This Is a Man," the memoir written by Primo Levi, the late Jewish-Italian chemist.

Antony Sher received Olivier Awards for his performances in the London productions of Torch Song Trilogy and Stanley and an Evening Standard Award for his work in Richard III. His numerous theatrical credits also include roles in John Paul George Ringo and Bert, The Glad Hand, Prayer for My Daughter, Cloud Nine, Goosepimples, King Lear, Moliere, Tartuffe, Maydays, Red Noses, The Merchant of Venice, The Revenger's Tragedy, Hello and Goodbye, Singer, Tamburlaine the Great, Travesties, True West, The Trial, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Uncle Vanya and Titus Andronicus.

Sher made his Broadway debut in 1997 in Stanley, earning a Tony Award nomination for his performance. The Music Box Theatre is located on Broadway at 239 West 45th Street. Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance is scheduled to play the theatre through May 1.

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