PHOTO CALL: High, With Kathleen Turner, Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party

News   PHOTO CALL: High, With Kathleen Turner, Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party
High, Matthew Lombardo's new play about an addict, an enabler and a sponsor — starring Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner as a flinty Catholic nun who takes a young crystal-meth abuser under her wing — opened on Broadway April 19 following previews from March 25.

Rob Ruggiero, who staged the play's engagements at three regional theatres in 2009-10, again directs, this time at the intimate Booth Theatre. Turner (Broadway's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Indiscretions, The Graduate and Hollywood's "Body Heat" and "Romancing the Stone") played Sister Jamison Connelly in Hartford, Cincinnati and St. Louis opposite young Philadelphia actor Evan Jonigkeit as Cody, a crystal methamphetamine addict. Tony nominee Stephen Kunken (2010's Enron) is new to the production as Father Michael Delpapp, who brings Jonigkeit's Cody into the faith-based rehabilitation center where the leaders seem to need as much guidance as the addicts.


Here is a look at the opening night:

Here's how High is characterized: "High explores the universal themes of truth, forgiveness, redemption and human fallibility. When Sister Jamison Connelly (Turner) agrees to sponsor a 19-year-old drug user (Jonigkeit) in an effort to help him combat his addiction, her own faith is ultimately tested. Struggling between the knowledge she possesses as a rehabilitation counselor and a woman of religious conviction, she begins to question her belief in miracles and whether people can find the courage to change."

Tickets are available online at or by phone at (212) 239-6200 or at the Booth Theatre at 222 W. 45th St.

High's performance schedule is Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 PM & Sunday matinee at 3 PM.


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