Tony Award-Winning Director Will Be Mayor of Shining City on Broadway

News   Tony Award-Winning Director Will Be Mayor of Shining City on Broadway
Robert Falls, who won a 1999 Tony Award for directing Death of Salesman, will stage the 2006 Broadway production of Shining City, a spokesman for producer Manhattan Theatre Club confirmed.

The play by Conor McPherson will find a home at MTC's 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, 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, which produces in homes Off-Broadway and on, co-produced McPherson's play The Weir on Broadway in 1999.

Playwright 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. Falls, artistic director of the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, was also Tony Award nominated for directing Long Day's Journey Into Night starring Brian Dennehy, and staged Broadway's Aida and The Young Man From Atlanta.


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