Butley Box Office Opens Today

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The Booth Theatre box office opens today for Nathan Lane's return to Broadway in Simon Gray's acclaimed play Butley. He will be joined by Julian Ovenden, Dana Ivey, Pamela Gray, James McMenamin, Darren Pettie and Jessica Stone. Directed by Nicholas Martin, the 14-week limited run will begin previews at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) on October 5 and opens on October 25. The final performance is January 14th, 2007. It is produced by Elizabeth Ireland McCann, Stephanie P. McClelland, Eric Falkenstein, Debra Black, Chase Mishkin, Barbara Manocherian/Larry Hirschhorn, Barbara Freitag and Sine/ZPI.

Tickets are available at the Booth Theatre box office and via Telecharge. Tickets can be ordered on the internet at www.telecharge.com or via phone at (212) 239-6200. Ticket prices range from $76.25 - $96.25.

Playing Schedule:
Tuesday @ 7pm
Wednesday - Saturday @ 8pm
Wednesday & Saturday @ 2pm
Sunday @ 3pm

Butley is a dark comedy about a literature professor whose world is crumbling around him. Faced with surprising news from both his wife and his lover, Butley fights for his life with his best weapon: his acid wit.

The design team is: Alexander Dodge (set), Ann Roth (costumes), David Weiner (lighting) and John Gromada (sound).

Nathan Lane starred in a critically acclaimed production of Butley at The Huntington in 2003, also directed by Nicholas Martin. Mr. Lane is the winner of two Tony Awards, for his performances in The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He also starred on Broadway in The Odd Couple, Guys and Dolls, Love! Valour! Compassion! The Frogs, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor.

Nicholas Martin directed the acclaimed Broadway production of Hedda Gabler starring Kate Burton. His off-Broadway credits include Fully Committed, Time of the Cuckoo and Bosoms and Neglect. He is the artistic director of Boston's Huntington Theatre Company and Michael Maso is the Managing Director.

Simon Gray's plays include Otherwise Engaged, The Common Pursuit, Quartermaine's Terms, The Holy Terror and Wise Child.

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