Plimpton will Star in Hurlyburly, Already at the New 37 Arts

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The New Group in association with Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum & The Kennedy/Marshall Company are presenting the critically-acclaimed revival of Hurlyburly by David Rabe as the premiere production at the new 37 Arts complex (450 West 37th Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement opened on April 20th and plays until July 2nd. Martha Plimpton steps into the role of "Darlene" (previously played by Parker Posey) on Tuesday, June 14th.

Film star Posey is departing the show to begin shooting on Superman Returns. Plimpton will be the second female replacement in the cast; Elizabeth Berkley recently succeeded original cast member Catherine Kellner.

Plimpton has performed on Broadway in Sixteen Wounded. Her off-Broadway resumé includes roles in False Servant at the East 13 St. Theatre, Flesh and Blood at the New York Theatre Workshop, Hobson's Choice (for which she won a 2002 Obie Award and received a Lucille Lortel nomination) at the Atlantic Theatre, SubUrbia at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, and Pericles at the Public Theatre. At Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company, where Plimpton has been an ensemble member since 1998, she has appeared in The Libertine, Playboy of the Western World, The Glass Menagerie and as the title character in Hedda Gabler; she also directed Absolution at the same theatre. A respected film actress, her credits include 200 Cigarettes, Beautiful Girls, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Stanley & Iris, Parenthood, Running on Empty and The Goonies.

Hurlyburly features a revised script by Rabe, direction by New Group artistic director Scott Elliott (Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play) and is produced by the New Group in association with Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum and The Kennedy/Marshall Company. In addition to Posey and Berkley, Ethan Hawke, Wallace Shawn, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton and Halley Wegryn Gross make up the stellar cast of the show, which is set amid the sex-and-drug-ridden excess of early eighties Hollywood. Derek McLane (scenic design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Ken Travis (sound design) and Jeff Mahshie (costume design, Drama Desk nomination) comprise the design team.

Hurlyburly opened at the Acorn Theatre on January 27th before transferring to the 499-seat 37 Theatre Arts A on April 21st, where it will play out its limited run to July 2nd. 37 Arts,
a new 50,000 square-foot, 6-story building, will house a unique combination of commercial and non-profit arts organizations including three live theater spaces. The Mikhail Baryshnikov Foundation has purchased the top three floors of the complex as a home for The Baryshnikov Arts Center, which features four studios, offices, and dressing rooms that will be made available to young dancers, choreographers, playwrights, film makers, actors and designers.

37 Arts Theatre A is located at 450 West 37th Street (near 10th Ave.).  
Tickets are $76.00 (with a $1 facility fee). A limited number of $26.00 (with a $1 facility fee) tickets go on sale at the box office only, 2 hrs. before each performance (Limit 2 per person. Cash only). Tickets to Hurlyburly are available by calling (212) 307-4100, or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

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