This summer, two-time Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Wendie Malick (NBC's "Just Shoot Me") returns to the New York stage in BURLEIGH GRIME$, a new comedy by Roger Kirby, opening Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St., formerly Dodger Stages) in the heart of the Theater District. Directed by David Warren
(Drumstruck, Hurrah at Last), the New York premiere of BURLEIGH GRIME$ begins preview performances Tuesday, May 23. Tickets are now available through Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Set in a world where no bad deed goes unrewarded, BURLEIGH GRIME$ examines the overwhelming force of capitalism in America. In an arena where the na´ve and sentimental face ruin, Burleigh Grimes, a hard-driving Wall Street powerhouse, may not be entirely sincere in appearance or agenda. With a manipulative hand and flexible business tactics, Grimes is a man of infinite calculation and relentless purpose, further assisted in his financial schemes by media maven Elizabeth Bigley (played by Ms. Malick).
For seven seasons, Malick starred as fashion editor Nina Van Horn in NBC's "Just Shoot Me," a role that earned her a Golden Globe and two Emmy Award nominations. In 2005, she joined the cast of NBC's "Frasier" for its final season, and most recently appeared opposite John Stamos in the ABC series "Jake in Progress." She made her New York stage debut as Shimma in Israel Horowitz's North Shore Fish, a role she later reprised for the television movie adaptation.
BURLEIGH GRIME$ features original music by two-time Tony and Grammy Award nominee David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty), performed by a live onstage band.
BURLEIGH GRIME$ features set design by Jim Youmans (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), costume design by Gregory Gale (Urinetown!), lighting design by Jeff Croiter (Barbara's Wedding), sound design by Peter Fitzgerald (The Odd Couple) and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Red, Hot and Blue). The New York premiere of BURLEIGH GRIME$ is presented by Lewis Productions.
Beginning Tuesday, May 23, BURLEIGH GRIME$ plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., with matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $70 each and are now available through Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200.
Visit BURLEIGH GRIME$ on the web at www.BurleighGrimes.com.
WENDIE MALICK BIOGRAPHY
Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Wendie Malick has been a proven television comedic breakout artist for the last decade. For seven seasons, she starred as the outrageous ex-model and fashion editor Nina Van Horn in NBC's "Just Shoot Me." In 2005, she joined the cast of "Frasier" for its final season, and most recently co-starred in the ABC series "Jake in Progress." Malick also garnered four CableACE Awards for her work on HBO's comedy series "Dream On." In 1999, she received critical acclaim for her dual roles as famous advice columnists Abigail Van Buren and Ann Lander's in the TV movie Take My Advice. Other television work includes starring roles in "Trauma Center" and "Good Company," and recurring roles on "NYPD Blue," "Anything But Love," "Baywatch" and "Kate & Allie," among others. Malick's theatrical credits include originating roles in Israel Horowitz's North Shore Fish (NY) and Oliver Hailey's Round Trip (LA). Other LA stage credits include The Vagina Monologues, Santaland Diaries, and Steve Martin's The Underpants. Her feature film credits include Racing Stripes, The Emporer's New Groove, The American President, Jerome, Scrooged, On Edge, Cahoots, Trojan War, Funny About Love, Bugsy, A Little Sex and Mr. Mike's Mondo Video. In 2000, Malick was honored by Women in Film as "A Woman of Vision," along with Tipper Gore, Gwen Ifills and Roseanne. She is on the Board of Directors of The Environmental Media Association, the Board of Advocates for Planned Parenthood and the Advisory Board of The Humane Society.