Veils Removed: Oscar Wilde's Salome: The Reading Closes June 12

News   Veils Removed: Oscar Wilde's Salome: The Reading Closes June 12
The star-studded production of Oscar Wilde's Salome: The Reading — with Al Pacino and Marisa Tomei — ends its limited run June 12.

Although the production had originally extended its engagement through June 14, it was recently announced the show would close two days early in order to accommodate Tomei’s busy schedule. (Tomei will begin a new workshop of the Broadway-bound revival of Sweet Charity June 23.)

Produced by Robert Fox, Daryl Roth and Amy Nederlander, Salome featured direction by Estelle Parsons and original music by Yukio Tsuji. The remainder of the creative team comprised Peter Larkin (set design), Jane Greenwood (set design), Howard Thies (lighting design) and Erich Brechtel and David Schnirman (sound design). The company also included Dianne Wiest and David Strathairn with Timothy Altmeyer, Jill Alexander, Daryl Dismond, Timothy Doyle, Robert Heller, Owen Hollander, Bob Lavelle, Chris McGarry, Ed Setrakian and Kevin Stapleton.

Pacino, who spent the fall in the National Actors Theatre's production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, took part in a reading of Salome this past November and December at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse. Pacino also starred in the 1992 production of the Wilde play at Circle in the Square Theatre. The Academy Award winner was deemed ineligible for a 2003 Tony Award nomination because of this previous run.

Salome, a tale of desire and revenge, follows the legend of King Herod and his lust for Salome, his young stepdaughter, and her sexual baiting of John the Baptist.

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located at 243 West 47th Street.

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