Photo Coverage: TOP GIRLS - After Party
Theatre Club's eagerly anticipated production of Caryl Churchill's TOP
GIRLS opened on May 7th at MTC's Biltmore Theatre
(261 West 47th Street).
TOP GIRLS features Mary Catherine Garrison (Rabbit Hole, Assassins), three-time Tony Awardâ nominee Mary Beth Hurt (A Delicate Balance, The World According to Garp), Jennifer Ikeda (As You Like It), four-time Obie Award winner Elizabeth Marvel (Seascape and An American Daughter on Broadway), Drama Desk Award winner Martha Plimpton (Shining City at MTC, The Coast of Utopia), Ana Reeder (No Country For Old Men, Sight Unseen), and Academy Award® winner Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny and In the Bedroom, seen on Broadway in Salomé) .
The play is directed by James MacDonald (Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?, A Number).
TOP GIRLS marks the Broadway debut of Caryl Churchill's groundbreaking work. At the Top Girls Employment Agency in London in the early 1980s, Marlene has just been appointed head of the firm. But as this ambitious career woman celebrates her achievements, can we applaud her values? This bold and ingenious work from the singularly talented author of Far Away and Cloud Nine offers one of the theatre's most honest portraits of what it means to be a woman in the modern world.
The creative team for TOP GIRLS includes Tom Pye (scenic design), Laura Bauer (costume design), Christopher Akerlind (lighting design), Darron L West (sound design), Matthew Herbert (original music), Paul Huntley (hair and wig design) and ElizaBeth Smith (dialect consultant).
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country's most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned a total of 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes as well as numerous other awards. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain't Misbehavin'.
In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway's landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.
During Meadow's sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Sullivan will continue consulting with Meadow and MTC's artistic staff on the planning of the 2007-2008 season. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and will consult on the planning of that season.
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Manhattan Theatre Club's Opening Night Performance After Party for TOP GIRLS