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 na´ve 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$ also stars Nancy Anderson (Fanny Hill) as Burleigh's Wife, Jason Antoon (Contact) as Hap and John Lavelle (The Graduate) as Buck.

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.

BIOGRAPHIES

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.

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