OLEANNA Moves Up Closing Date from January 3 to December 6
Producer Jeffrey Finn announced today that the first-ever Broadway production of OLEANNA, the provocative drama by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet, will now complete its Broadway engagement this coming Sunday, December 6, 2009. Starring Bill Pullman (in his Broadway return) and Julia Stiles (in her Broadway debut) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), OLEANNA is a gripping account of a power struggle between a male university professor and one of his female students. Following an engagement last summer at The Mark Taper Forum, the Broadway run began previews on September 29 and opened on October 11 at The Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). As of this Sunday, the production will have played a total of 80 performances (15 previews and 65 performances).
"On behalf of the producers, all of whom are so proud of this incredible production, we realize closing now is the best decision for the play," said Finn. "While we all hoped OLEANNA could run longer, looking over the next few weeks prior to the holidays, we know the most financially responsible decision is to avoid potential upcoming losses. This will allow us to still be able to return a distribution to the investors. It has been a truly wonderful experience bringing David Mamet's brilliant play to Broadway and having the pleasure of working with Doug Hughes, Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles. I could not have asked for a better team on this production."
OLEANNA is produced by Jeffrey Finn, Arlene Scanlan, Jed Bernstein, Ken Davenport, Carla Emil, Ergo Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Elie Hirschfeld, Rachel Hirschfeld, HOP Theatricals, Brian Fenty/Martha H. Jones and Center Theatre Group.
The production features scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by four-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Donald Holder and fight direction by Rick Sordelet.
Tickets, $116.50 to $76.50, are available for purchase through visiting www.telecharge.com, calling (212) 239-6200 or visiting the Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45th Street). Premium tickets are also available. The performance schedule for OLEANNA is Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM.
Student tickets, $25 each, are available at the box office, day of performance only, beginning when the box office opens. Tickets are subject to availability. Valid student ID required, 2 tickets per ID.