Abe Burrows’ classic farce CACTUS FLOWER returns to the New York stage, starring stage and screen favorite Maxwell Caulfield and TV regular Lois Robbins.
The cast of the revival includes Jenni Barber, Jeremy Bobb, Maxwell Caulfield, John Herrera, Anthony Reimer, Lois Robbins, Robin Skye, Jay Sullivan, Chris Vettel, Brigitte Villieu-Davis and Emily Walton. The production features direction by Michael Bush. CACTUS FLOWER performs Off-Broadway at The Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43 Street, NYC).
First a Broadway hit, then a blockbuster movie, CACTUS FLOWER returns to the stage funnier than ever before! This hilarious romantic comedy follows Julian Winston (Caulfield), a handsome, middle-aged Park Avenue dentist and bachelor, who, to dodge commitment, tells his much younger girlfriend Toni (Barber) that he is married. When Toni demands to meet his wife he recruits his prickly nurse (Robbins) to play the part and love blossoms in the most unexpected places!
CACTUS FLOWER premiered on Broadway in December 1965, where it was one of the biggest hits of the decade, playing 1234 performances and starred Lauren Bacall. It was then made into a blockbuster movie, directed by Gene Zaks, which introduced Goldie Hawn and also starred Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman. This production marks the first major revival of this fast-paced comedy.
The creative team for CACTUS FLOWER includes Anna Louizos (Scenic Design), Philip Rosenberg (Lighting Design), Karen Ann Ledger (Costume Design) and Brad Berridge (Sound Design).
CACTUS FLOWER is produced Off Broadway by Daryl Roth Productions and Stonemill Productions.
Jenni Barber: Recent theatre includes: The Bridge Project (As You Like It and The Tempest) directed by Sam Mendes (Brooklyn Academy Of Music/ The Old Vic); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway); From Up Here (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Wii Plays (Ars Nova); The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown (Orange County Performing Arts). Television: “Law and Order: SVU,” Lisa on the multiple Emmy award winning “The Electric Company” (PBS). Graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music. Love to dearest Ron and sweet Momma.
CACTUS FLOWER began previews February 24. The show's opening is set for March 10.
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