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by Ben Strothmann
Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Executive Producer - Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director – Elliot Fox, Managing Director) in association with Julian Schlossberg presents the New York premiere of the new play The Right Kind of People by Charles Grodin at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59 Street between Park & Madison Avenues). Under the direction of Chris Smith, the cast features Doris Belack, Stephen Bradbury, Fred Burrell, Mitch Greenberg, Keith Jochim, Katherine Leask, Ed Owens, Robert Stanton, Evan Thompson and John C. Vennema. Preview performances began Tuesday, January 24, 2006 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, March 5, 2006.
The Right Kind of People by Charles Grodin is a biting send-up of a fashionable Fifth Avenue co-op board, where issues of race, gender and social status simmer just beneath the surface. This comedy, from the celebrated screen actor who made sarcasm and satire a legendary art, comes to Primary Stages following its world premiere at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, where it was one of the highest grossing shows in that theatre's 37-year history.