Butler Replaces Pine in NYTW's Beast

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Larry Pine has withdrawn from the New York Theatre Workshop production of Beast, which is scheduled to begin previews Aug. 29, due to a detached retina, according to a press statement.
Dan Butler
Dan Butler

Dan Butler ("Frasier," Twentieth Century) will now play the roles of Commander-in-Chief, "GW," and Captain Adler in the new Michael Weller play. Butler joins a cast that also includes Raul Aranas, Jeremy Bobb, Lisa Joyce, Logan Marshall-Green, Eileen Rivera and Corey Stoll.

Directed by Jo Bonney, the new work will officially open Sept. 15 and run through Oct. 12.

In Beast, press notes state, "a blood-red comic road adventure, two Iraqi War veterans (Logan Marshall-Green and Corey Stoll) — badly mutilated but as fiercely patriotic as ever — make their way home from a military hospital in Germany. Their marauding adventure across America takes them to Crawford, Texas, where they meet up with their Commander-in-Chief (Dan Butler) and offer a surefire solution to all his problems."

The production will feature scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Colleen Werthmann, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by David Van Tieghem, video design by Tal Yarden and make-up and effects design by Nathan Johnson.

Weller is also the author of Moonchildren, Fishing, Loose Ends, Spoils of War and What the Night is For as well as the films "Hair," "Ragtime" and "Lost Angels."

Show times will be Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM with matinees Saturday at 3 PM and Sunday at 2 PM.

New York Theatre Workshop is located in Manhattan at 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. Tickets, which are priced $65, will go on sale July 29 by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.

For more information go to www.nytw.org.

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