The cast of Broadway's GRACE-Ed Asner
, Kate Arrington
, Paul Rudd
and Michael Shannon
-met the press at Grace Hotel today, August 21, 2012, in New York City. Scroll down for a out a photo of the group at the event, and check back later for BroadwayWorld's full coverage!
Grace, the acclaimed American play written by Award-winning writer Craig Wright
(Mistakes Were Made, "Six Feet Under") and directed by Dexter Bullard
' BUG), will star Rudd and Academy Award nominee Shannon, with Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Asner. The show begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, September 13th, with an official opening night set for Thursday, October 4, 2012.
A thrilling cast combines with one of theater's truly original voices, in this gripping dark comedy that asks: are we in control of our lives or is there something else at work? With scenes that careen from the serene to the suspenseful, Grace follows a wide-eyed young couple (Rudd & Arrington) as they start a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida, with big plans to open a chain of Gospel themed motels. An agitated neighbor (Shannon) and a caustic exterminator (Asner) complete the eclectic foursome as destinies collide in this intensely entertaining and suspenseful journey to The Edge of your seat.
The design team of Grace will include Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Design), David Weiner (Lighting Design), Tif Bullard (Costume Design) and recent Tony Award-winner Darron L West (Sound Design).
Grace first premiered to critical acclaim at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC in 2004, and was subsequently seen in a celebrated production at Northlight Theater in Chicago, and at the Pasadena Playhouse in Los Angeles (where it received 3 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards including Best Play). This production of Grace marks its New York Premiere (in an updated script) and the Broadway debuts of playwright Craig Wright, director Dexter Bullard, and Michael Shannon, who have a fifteen-plus year history of collaboration in the theater, including the recent production of Mistakes Were Made.
Photo credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Ed Asner, Kate Arrington, Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon attend Broadway's GRACE cast press conference and photocall at the Grace Hotel on August 21, 2012, in New York City.