Primary Stages Announces Casts and Creative Teams for 30th Anniversary Season

June 18
1:11 PM 2014
Primary Stages Announces Casts and Creative Teams for 30th Anniversary Season

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) has announced casting and creative teams for the first two productions of their 30th Anniversary Season.

The 2014/15 season launches with Poor Behavior, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck(Seminar, Mauritius, The Understudy, creator of NBC's "Smash"). Evan Cabnet (The Model Apartment, A Kid Like Jake) will direct the company featuring Heidi Armbruster (Disgraced, Time Stands Still), Brian Avers (The Explorers Club, The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Jeff Biehl (Machinal, Master Builder), and Katie Kressler (Nikolai and the Others, The House of Blue Leaves). With Poor Behavior, Rebeck presents a devilish argument about infidelity and America in this new comedy about two couples spending a not-so-idyllic weekend in the country. Poor Behavior features a scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Jill BC Du Boff, and casting byStephanie Klapper Casting. Poor Behavior runs July 29 - September 7. Opening night is Sunday, August 17 at 7PM.

For the second production of the season, Primary Stages presents While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). This new work about a young man's coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of fascinating and strong-willed women features Elain Graham (The Picture Box, "Smash"), Susan Heyward (The Trip to Bountiful, Ruined), Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba; "Law & Order"), Kevyn Morrow (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dreamgirls), Sharon Washington (The Scottsboro Boys, Wild With Happy), Tony Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Fela!), and Larry Powell (Broke-ology, Dutchman). While I Yet Live features a scenic design by Adam Koch, costume design by ESosa, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Leon Rothernberg, and casting by Stephanie Klapper Casting. While I Yet Live runs September 23 - October 31. Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 7PM.

For the final production of the season, Lives of the Saints, Primary Stages reunites David Ives and John Rando, writer and director of All in the Timing, for this world premiere collection of delightfully funny and unforgettable short plays including New York premieres and a couple of World Premieres. Casting is TBA. Primary Stages will produce its 30th Anniversary Season (2014/15) at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street).

"We are excited to announce the wonderful casts of these first two productions of our 30th Anniversary Season," says Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, Primary Stages. "We have a great lineup including both fresh talent, New York theater veterans, and even a few familiar faces from Primary Stages past to bring these fantastic premieres to life."


3-play subscriptions for the Primary Stages 2014/15 season range from $105 to $135. Flex Pass subscriptions will also now be offered and begin at $45 per ticket (with a minimum purchase of 4 Flex Pass tickets for the season.) Subscription packages can be purchased by visiting or by calling Ticket Central at 212.279.4200.

LISTINGS INFORMATION: Poor Behavior plays a limited engagement July 29- September 7 at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project. (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th avenues). Performances are Tuesday-Thurs 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2&8pm, Sun 3pm. There is an added performance Wednesday, August 20 at 2pm.

Tickets for Poor Behavior can be purchased online at or at, by phone at646-223-3010, or at the box office. Regular box office hours at The Duke on 42nd Street are: Tues-Fri 4pm- 7pm; Saturday 12pm- 6pm. Box Office hours are extended on performance days. Group Tickets (10+) are $49 each for all performances and available by calling (212) 840-9705, ext. 204.

While I Yet Live will play a limited engagement September 23- October 31 at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project. Performance times TBA. Single tickets for While I Yet Live will go on sale in July. Tickets are currently only available as part of a subscription package. Group Tickets (10+) are $49 each for all performances and available by calling (212) 840-9705, ext. 204.

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