The Shining City Will Play Broadway Starting in April 2006; MTC Produces

News   The Shining City Will Play Broadway Starting in April 2006; MTC Produces
Manhattan Theatre Club announced that Conor McPherson's The Shining City will play its Broadway space, the Biltmore Theatre, beginning April 13, 2006, toward a May 3 opening.

The production replaces Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie, which has been postponed — MTC "looks forward to producing it next season."

Originally produced at London's Royal Court Theater to critical acclaim, The Shining City "focuses on a guilt-ridden man who visits a therapist after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. What starts out as an everyday exchange becomes a gripping struggle to survive – a struggle that will change both men for the rest of their lives."

Further details regarding casting and creative team for The Shining City will be announced at a later date.

MTC co-produced McPherson's play The Weir on Broadway in 1999.

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A production of The Shining City was previously reported to be aimed toward San Francisco's Curran Theatre Sept. 13-Oct. 9 before heading to Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre beginning Oct. 18 and opening Nov. 10.

Original London cast member Stanley Townsend was announced to reprise his role opposite Rufus Sewell (Translations on Broadway, the upcoming "The Legend of Zorro"), Geraldine Hughes (of Off-Broadway's recent Belfast Blues) and Keith Nobbs (recently in the Atlantic Theatre Company's Romance).

The Dublin set play also appeared at the Gate Theatre in Dublin during the 2004 Dublin Theatre Festival.

Barry & Fran Weissler, Scott Rudin/Paramount Pictures Corporation, Roger Berlind and Debra Black were previously mentioned as attached to The Shining City.

Playwright and director McPherson is known stateside Off-Broadway works Dublin Carol, St. Nicholas and This Lime Bower Tree. Other works include Come On Over and Port Authority.

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