Carol Lawrence-Led HANDLE WITH CARE Opens Off-Broadway Today
Making its Off-Broadway debut, Jason Odell Williams' new romantic comedy, Handle With Care, opens today, Sunday, December 15th - at The Westside Theatre Downstairs (407 W. 43rd Street) - for an open-run engagement. The show began performances December 3, 2013. Featuring Tony Award Nominee and Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence heading an ensemble cast of four including Charlotte Cohn, Sheffield Chastain, and Jonathan Sale, Handle With Care is directed byKaren Carpenter.
Handle With Care is being presented by Bandwagon Productions & Douglas Denoff and Joe Sirola, Sara Crown Star, Neil Gooding Productions, Judith D. Rubin and Judy Loseff Lavin and Waverly Productions, in association with Dasha Theatricals, Laurel International Holdings and Neal Rubinstein.
Handle With Care is the new romantic comedy that tells the story of a young Israeli woman who reluctantly travels with her grandmother to America. Fate and hilarious circumstances bring together the young woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man with little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident? Or destiny generations in the making?
The Creative team includes: David Arsenault (Set Design), Martin T. Lopez (Costume Design), Cory Pattak (Lighting Design), Jill BC DuBoff (Sound Design), Wojcik | Seay (Casting) and Brierpatch Productions (General Management). HANDLE WITH CARE originally premiered under the title "At A Loss" at The Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, NY, July 13, 2011.
Jason Odell Williams is a writer and producer for the Emmy Award Nominated "Brain Games" on the National Geographic Channel. This past August his novel Personal Statement was published and optioned as part of a three-picture deal.
Photo Credit: Douglas Denoff