Benton, Furr Added to MTC's Accent on Youth, Starring Hyde Pierce

News   Benton, Furr Added to MTC's Accent on Youth, Starring Hyde Pierce
Rosie Benton of Les Liaisons Dangereuses and David Furr of Lincoln Center Theater's Cymbeline have joined the cast of Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Accent on Youth, starring the previously announced David Hyde Pierce.

Rosie Benton and David Furr
Rosie Benton and David Furr

Complete casting for the 1934 Samson Raphaelson comedy directed by Tony Award winner Dan Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) has not yet been announced. Performances begin April 7 at MTC's Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Opening is April 29.

As previously announced, the cast also includes Tony Award nominee Charles Kimbrough (Sunday in the Park With George, Company), Theatre World Award winner and Drama Desk Award nominee Lisa Banes (Arcadia), Mary Catherine Garrison (MTC's Top Girls and Rabbit Hole) and Byron Jennings (MTC's Sight Unseen).

Hyde Pierce is a Tony (Curtains) and Emmy ("Frasier") winner.

Accent on Youth, according to MTC, "is a rollicking salute to love's possibilities, both on stage and off. Successful playwright Steven Gaye (Pierce) is about to abandon his latest script, when his young secretary (Garrison) offers him new inspiration. With her as his muse, he stages the show on Broadway, only to learn, to his dismay, that the show's young leading man (Furr) is being inspired by her too."

The creative team for Accent on Youth includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Brian MacDevitt (lighting design) and Obadiah Eaves (sound design).

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