Yazbek's Music, Live, Will Add Muscle to NYC Premiere of Comedy Burleigh Grimes

News   Yazbek's Music, Live, Will Add Muscle to NYC Premiere of Comedy Burleigh Grimes
Burleigh Grimes, a new comedy about Wall Street, sex, money, rock 'n' roll, power and more, will open June 13 at Off-Broadway's Dodger Stages in a production directed by David Warren.
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Previews begin May 23. The play by Roger Kirby (Medea in Jersusalem) is making its New York City premiere and will feature original music by two-time Tony and Grammy Award nominee David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty), performed by a live onstage band. "Set in a world where no bad deed goes unrewarded, Burleigh Grimes examines the overwhelming force of capitalism in America," according to production notes. "At the beginning of his Wall Street career, George Radbourn, a New England blue-blood, is too self-satisfied to recognize that his mentor, Burleigh Grimes, may not be entirely sincere in appearance or agenda. A driven and hard-driving stock market powerhouse, Grimes is a man of infinite calculation and relentless purpose, further assisted in his financial schemes by media maven Elizabeth Bigley. In an arena where the naïve and sentimental face ruin, George struggles for survival under the manipulative hand of Grimes' flexible business tactics, while also dealing with the arrival of his college sweetheart, Grace Redding, who will soon have to face some difficult choices of her own."

David Warren's New York City directing credits include Fiction, Drumstruck, Hurrah at Last, Rope, Circle in the Square's Holiday, Atlantic Theater Company's Hobson's Choice, Matt & Ben, Roundabout's Misalliance, Manhattan Theatre Club's Night and Her Stars and more.

The complete cast and design team for Burleigh Grimes will be announced soon. The production is presented by Lewis Productions.

Burleigh Grimes will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM and Sunday evenings at 7 PM, with matinees on Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Ticket prices and Telecharge.com on-sale dates will be announced soon.

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