Dale, Malick, Moses and Williams Join Burliegh Grimes
James Badge Dale ("24"), Emmy and Golden Globe Nominee Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me"), Mark Moses ("Desperate Housewives") and Ashley Williams ("Huff," "Good Morning Miami") will star in the U.S. premiere of BURLEIGH GRIME$, a new comedy by Roger Kirby, opening Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Off-Broadway's New World Stages (340 W. 50th St., formerly Dodger Stages). Directed by David Warren (Drumstruck), the New York premiere of BURLEIGH GRIME$ begins preview performances Tuesday, May 23.
Set in a world where no bad deed goes unrewarded, BURLEIGH GRIME$ follows George Radbourn (James Badge Dale), a Wall Street newbie who doesn't recognize that his mentor, Burleigh Grimes (Mark Moses), may not be entirely sincere in appearance or agenda. A hard-driving stock market force, Grimes is a relentless man of infinite calculation, further assisted in his financial schemes by media powerhouse Elizabeth Bigley (Wendie Malick).
In an arena where the naïve and sentimental face ruin, George struggles for survival under the hand of Grimes' flexible business tactics, while also dealing with the arrival of his college sweetheart, Grace Redding (Ashley Williams), who will soon have to face some difficult choices of her own.
BURLEIGH GRIME$ features original music by two-time Tony and Grammy Award nominee David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty), performed by a live onstage band.
BURLEIGH GRIME$ features set design by Jim Youmans (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), costume design by Gregory Gale (Urinetown!), lighting design by Jeff Croiter (Barbara's Wedding), sound design by Peter Fitzgerald (The Odd Couple) and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Red, Hot and Blue).
The New York premiere of BURLEIGH GRIME$ is presented by Lewis Productions.
Beginning Tuesday, May 23, BURLEIGH GRIME$ plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., with matinees on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Tickets for BURLEIGH GRIME$ are $70 each and are now available through Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200, or in-person at New World Stages Box Office (340 W. 50th St.). Box Office hours are Monday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Visit BURLEIGH GRIME$ on the web at www.BurleighGrimes.com.
JAMES BADGE DALE (George Radbourn). The son of Broadway, film and television star, Anita Morris and actor/choreographer, Grover Dale, James Badge Dale is probably most recognized from his role as a series regular on "24," playing Chase Edmunds, Kiefer Sutherland's young partner. He began his acting career at the age of ten in the film Lord of the Flies. He co-starred in two independent features which previewed at the Tribeca Film Festival, Nola (2003), opposite Emmy Rossum and Crossbronx (2004) and had a recurring role as Dennis Leary's brother in Rescue Me. He will soon be seen in Martin Scorsese's Departed. He made his Off-Broadway debut in Getting Into Heaven at Jim Simpson's Flea Theatre Company.
WENDIE MALICK (Elizabeth Bigley). Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Wendie Malick has been a proven television comedic breakout artist for the last decade. For seven seasons, she starred as the outrageous ex-model and fashion editor Nina Van Horn in NBC's "Just Shoot Me." In 2005, she joined the cast of "Frasier" for its final season, and most recently co-starred in the ABC series "Jake in Progress." Malick also garnered four CableACE Awards for her work on HBO's comedy series "Dream On." Other television work includes roles on "Trauma Center," "Good Company," "NYPD Blue," "Anything But Love," "Baywatch" and "Kate & Allie," among others. Malick's theatrical credits include originating roles in Israel Horowitz's North Shore Fish (NY) and Oliver Hailey's Round Trip (LA). Other LA stage credits include The Vagina Monologues, Santaland Diaries, and Steve Martin's The Underpants. Her feature film credits include Racing Stripes, The Emporer's New Groove, The American President, Jerome, Scrooged, On Edge, Cahoots, Trojan War, Funny About Love, Bugsy, A Little Sex and Mr. Mike's Mondo Video.
MARK MOSES (Burleigh Grimes) can currently be seen on television in the pivotal role of Paul Young on ABC's Golden Globe Award winning megahit "Desperate Housewives." The show also won the 2005 People's Choice Award for Favorite New Television Drama and the 2005 SAG Awards just awarded it for Outstanding Performance by and Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Moses' masterful performances have earned him work with some of the most respected names in Hollywood including directors Oliver Stone and Ridley Scott. Some of his big screen credits include blockbusters Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, The Doors, Red Dragon, Gettysburg, Deep Impact and After the Sunset. His diverse resume also includes such celebrated television movies and mini-series as "Saving Jessica Lynch," "The James Dean Story," "The Rough Riders," and "North and South." Audiences will remember his regular roles in NBC's "The Single Guy" and WB's "In My Life," as well as guest starring roles in "NYPD Blue," "The West Wing," "The District," "Malcolm in the Middle," "American Dreams," "Seventh Heaven" and "Oliver Bean." Moses began his career in theater, building an extensive list of credits that including Slab Boys (Broadway), Love's Labors Lost (New York Shakespeare Festival) and Our Country's Good (Mark Taper Forum). He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Annie, and their two children.
ASHLEY WILLIAMS (Grace Redding) made her Off-Broadway debut The Shape of Things (Promenade Theatre) directed by Neil Labute. Her regional theater credits include Street Scene, Bluebird and Bal, all at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and A Fair Country at Huntington Stage. Ashley's film credits include Indian Summer, The List. On television, she is currently featured on Showtime's current season of "Huff." Other television includes "Good Morning Miami," "American Dreams," "Snow," "Monk," "E-Ring," "How I Met Your Mother" and "As The World Turns." Ashley studied at RADA and LAMDA in London and is a graduate of Boston University's College of Fine Arts.
Nancy Anderson (The Wife) recently appeared in the title role of Fanny Hill at the York Theatre Company, a role she first premiered at Goodspeed in 1999. Broadway: Wonderful Town, A Class Act. London: Kiss Me, Kate (Olivier Award nom.) U.S. Nat'l Tour : Doctor Doolittle; Kiss Me, Kate (Helen Hayes Award nom.). Off-B'way: Fables in Slang (Melting Pot Theater). Encores!: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Carnegie Hall Debut: South Pacific with Reba McEntire (PBS Great Performances) Regional: She Loves Me (Paper Mill), Nicolette (Westport), By Jeeves (Goodspeed; L.A.; Kennedy Center), Sweeney Todd (Goodspeed). Nancy's debut album, Ten Cents a Dance, is now available. www.nancyanderson.name.
JASON ANTOON (Hap). Broadway: 2000 Tony award winning musical Contact (Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Scapin with Bill Irwin, and the upcoming psychoPharm by Shawn Nacol. Regional: The Caretaker, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew. Film: Minority Report, The Producers, Two Weeks Notice, Little Black Book, Live From Baghdad, The Sum of All Fears, Things That Hang From Trees, and the upcoming Perfect Stranger and Music and Lyrics By. TV: all Law and Orders, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The George Lopez Show, Jack In Progress, Hack, Spin City, Ed, New York Undercover, 100 Centre Street. Training: Carnegie Mellon University and Pency Prep.
John Lavelle. (Buck). Broadway: The Graduate. Other New York Theatre: Rope (Drama Dept.); Spatter Pattern (Playwrights Horizons), Idle God's (The Access Theatre), Twelfth Night (The Connelly Theatre), Jude (Marilyn Monroe Theatre). Regional: On the Razzle (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film: The Sandpiper, Frozen Impact. TV: "The Guiding Light," "All My Children," "Law and Order: Trial by Jury." John is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts and a member of Actor's Equity.
ROGER KIRBY (Playwright) resides in Dutchess County, New York. Burleigh Grime$ is his fourth play. He is especially grateful to Robert Kissin and the late Murray Logan for their production support, and separately to Bob Chapman, who vetted the market lingo.
David Warren (Director). Directing credits include Holiday at Circle in the Square (OCC nom., Best Revival); Summer and Smoke and Misalliance at the Roundabout; and Hobson's Choice at Atlantic Theatre Co. (Lortel nom., Best Revival); Rope (Zipper Theater); and the Off-Broadway hits Matt & Ben and Drumstruck. Premieres include Richard Greenberg's The Dazzle, Hurrah at Last (both for Roundabout), Night and Her Stars (MTC), and his adaptation of Pal Joey; Nicky Silver's Eros Trilogy, Raised in Captivity, Pterodactyls (Obie Award), and Fit To Be Tied; Tom Donaghy's Minutes From The Blue Route and From Above; Leslie Ayvazian's High Dive; William Finn's Romance in Hard Times; Eric Overmeyer's Mi Vida Loca and John Corwin's Gone Home (MTC); Albert Innaurato's Gus and Al; and Harmony by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman. Other credits: West Coast productions of Raised in Captivity and Jon Robin Baitz's The End of the Day. Regional: Twelfth Night (Long Wharf), The Philadelphia Story (Hartford Stage), Eric Bogosian's Griller and productions for La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep., New York Stage and Film, and others. He has received an L.A. Weekly, three Dramalogue Awards and an L.A. Drama Critic's Circle nomination. Founding member, Drama Dept.
David Yazbek (Original Music) is the Tony and Grammy-nominated composer and lyricist of Broadway's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His first musical theatre outing, The Full Monty, also earned him Tony and Grammy nominations, as well as a Drama Desk Award for Best Score. Until recently, he thought of himself primarily as a singer/songwriter whose first album, The Laughing Man, won the 1997 NAIRD Award for Best Pop Album. Other albums include TOCK and Damascus. As a TV writer, he's earned an Emmy for his work with "Late Night With David Letterman," co-created the groundbreaking yet cloying "Puzzle Place" for PBS and wrote the theme song to "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" He's scored films and shows for HBO, NBC, FOX, Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel and as a songwriter and/or producer has worked with such artists as XTC, Tito Puente, Ruben Blades, Crash Test Dummies, The Persuasions, Savion Glover and They Might Be Giants. www.davidyazbek.com.
LEWIS PRODUCTIONS (Producer) is a production company established by Kristine Lewis that has produced new works under the umbrella of the Bucks County Regional Theatre Company. Kristine's career spans performing, to directing, producing, and teaching throughout the U.S. She is the owner and artistic director of the Theatre Arts Center (TAC) which was founded over 15 years ago. TAC productions have appeared in regional theatres including Bristol Riverside Theatre, Sellersville Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Pearl S. Buck International and others. Additionally, TAC is proud to be working with Music Theatre International (MTI) on adapting and recreating full length plays for a TEEN audience. Kristine is a member of the Players Club, Drama League, and the Lambs Club.