Brian Dennehy to be Featured on WOR Radio, April 4

Two time Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy, currently starring in Inherit the Wind on Broadway opposite two time Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer will appear on WOR Radio's "Joan Hamburg Show" on Wednesday, April 4 between 10:30-11 AM.   WOR is heard at 710 AM.

Dennehy has won Tony Awards for his last two performances on Broadway in Death of a Salesman (1999) and Long Day's Journey Into Night (2003).  

"Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's legendary 1955 drama Inherit the Wind is a fictionalized retelling of the famous 1925 "Monkey Trial," in which science teacher John Scopes was tried and convicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, violating a Tennessee law that forbade teaching any theory that conflicted with the biblical conception of divine creation," state press notes.  Dennehy will play the role of attorney Matthew Harrison Brady (based on William Jennings Bryan), and Plummer will play attorney Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow). 

There are 63 "spectator seats" on stage available at every performance.

Inherit the Wind, often considered one of the great plays of the twentieth century, first played on Broadway in 1955 at The National Theatre (now the Nederlander), with Paul Muni and Ed Begley earning Tony Awards for their performances as Drummond and Brady, respectively.  The popular 1960 movie version starred Spencer Tracy and FredEric March, and three television adaptations have also been filmed.   

To order call 212 239 6200, or visit www.telecharge.com.   Tickets are $96.25, $76.25, $51.25, $36.25 and $26.25.  Visit www.inheritthewindonbroadway.com for more information.

Photo of Brian Dennehy by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

 

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