Photo Coverage: 33 Variations Star Jane Fonda's Caricature Unveiled at Sardi's
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play Tony Award Nominee, Jane Fonda -- was honored with her very own caricature unveiling at the world famous Broadway eatery, Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street) on Tuesday, May 12th.
Fonda joins the ranks of Broadway royalty whom have been honored with a caricature on the famous walls of Sardi's Restaurant (a roster that includes her late father, the legendary actor Henry Fonda). BroadwayWorld.com was there to cheer the 33 Variations leading lady on!
Producer David Binder announced earlier this month that the critically acclaimed production of Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda will end its run on Thursday, May 21st, 2009. The limited engagement will close three days earlier than previously announced and a performance has been added to the beginning of the final week now playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street).
The Tectonic Theater Project's production of 33 VARIATIONS is being produced on Broadway by David Binder, Ruth Hendel, Barbara Whitman, Goldberg/Mills, Latitude Link, Arielle Tepper Madover, Bill Resnick, Eric Schnall, Jayne Baron Sherman and Willis/True Love Productions. Tectonic Theater Project is the award winning non-profit theater company behind such plays as The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, as well as nationally recognized arts education programs in high schools and universities around the country.
Tickets for 33 VARIATIONS are currently on-sale to the general public and are available by visiting Telecharge.com, calling (212) 239-6200 and at the box office of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). Ticket prices range from $67.00 - $117.00.
33 VARIATIONS plays Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday and Saturday matinee at 2:00PM and Sunday matinee at 3:00PM.
David Binder (A Raisin in the Sun) presents the Tectonic Theater Project's production of 33 VARIATIONS, starring Jane Fonda (Katherine Brandt), Samantha Mathis (Clara Brandt), Colin Hanks (Mike Clark), Zach Grenier (Beethoven), Don Amendolia (Anton Diabelli), Susan Kellermann (Dr. Gertie Ladenburger), Erik Steele (Anton Schindler) and Diane Walsh (Pianist), written and directed by Moisés Kaufman.
The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Janice Pytel (Costumes), David C. Woolard (Additional Costumes), David Lander (Lights), André Pluess (Sound), Jeff Sugg (Projection Design), Charles LaPointe (Hair/Wig Design), Daniel Pelzig (Choreography) and Mark Bly (Dramaturg).
Moisés Kaufman is both the author and director of 33 VARIATIONS. This production marks his Broadway debut as a playwright. In addition to being the Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project, Moisés Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy nominated director and award-winning playwright for I Am My Own Wife & The Laramie Project.
Jane Fonda heads a cast of eight in 33 VARIATIONS, a new American play written and directed by Moisés Kaufman. 33 VARIATIONS tells the story of Katherine Brandt (Jane Fonda) trying to solve a centuries-old mystery about the world's greatest composer. Katherine's obsession takes her from present-day New York to 19th century Austria. As the music that consumes Katherine comes to life on stage, she races against time to find common ground with her daughter and to embrace the legacy of her own life.
Oscar & Emmy Award winning Jane Fonda made her Broadway debut in the 1960 play There Was a Little Girl for which she earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured actress. Her last appearance on Broadway was in the 1963 drama Strange Interlude. 33 VARIATIONS marks her return to Broadway after 46 years. Samantha Mathis returns to Broadway following her performance of "Hester Falk" in Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck opposite Chris O'Donnell. TV credits include a recurring role on "Grey's Anatomy" ("Melinda"), "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day" and "Lost". Movie credits include Pump up the Volume, The Thing called Love, American Psycho, and upcoming The New Daughter alongside Kevin Costner. Colin Hanks is making his Broadway debut following a recurring role on AMC's "Mad Men" ("Father John Gill"). His movie credits include W., The House Bunny and King Kong. Zach Grenier portrayed the role of "Beethoven" in 33 Variations at La Jolla Playhouse and was most recently on Broadway in A Man for All Seasons starring Frank Langella.
33 VARIATIONS was selected by the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) to receive the 2008 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for the regional premiere at Arena Stage.
33 VARIATIONS premiered on August 30, 2007 at Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. (Molly Smith, Artistic Director & Guy Bergquist, Interim Managing Director). A production of 33 Variations was produced in 2008 by The La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, California (Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director & Joan Cumming, Managing Director). 33 Variations was developed with assistance from The Sundance Institute Theatre Program, The Orchard Project Theatre Residency Program, The Davis Performing Arts Center and Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Henry Fonda Sardi's Portrait
Jane Fonda shows off the new work!
Jane Fonda is cheered on by her 33 Variations cast!
Jane Fonda is on the Wall of Fame at Sardi's!