Robert Beitzel, Halley Feiffer, Susan Pourfar and Deborah Rush to Star in Ethan Coen's WOMEN OR NOTHING, Directed by David Cromer

Robert Beitzel, Halley Feiffer, Susan Pourfar and Deborah Rush to Star in Ethan Coen's WOMEN OR NOTHING, Directed by David Cromer

Atlantic Theater Company has just announced that Robert Beitzel, Halley Feiffer, Susan Pourfar and Tony Award nominee Deborah Rush will star in the world premiere production of Academy Award winner Ethan Coen's first full length play WOMEN OR NOTHING, staged by acclaimed director David Cromer.

WOMEN OR NOTHING will begin previews Wednesday, August 28; officially open Monday, September 16; and play a limited engagement through Sunday, October 6 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

WOMEN OR NOTHING is a play about two women so desperate to have a child that one of them will even sleep with a man. Who the man is, what he thinks is going on, what the women think about what he thinks, and what the mother of one of the women reveals about her own colorful past-it all defies belief. Why then does it all make sense?

Academy Award winning filmmaker Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) returns to Atlantic to open the season with his fourth world premiere, and first full length play, following his acclaimed productions of Almost an Evening, Offices and Happy Hour. He has made fifteen movies with his brother Joel, including the Academy Award winning films No Country for Old Men and Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Raising Arizona; Barton Fink; The Hudsucker Proxy; The Big Lebowski; Burn After Reading and True Grit.

Director David Cromer recently staged the Off Broadway productions ofNikolai and the Others, Really Really and Tribes. He was honored with both the Lucille Lortel and Obie Award for his staging of the unanimously acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Our Town, in which he also starred as the Stage Manager. Broadway credits include the revivals of Brighton Beach Memoirs and The House of the Blue Leaves. His hit production of Adding Machine: A Chamber Musical, transferred Off Broadway from his native Chicago, garnering him an Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Direction.

Robert Beitzel most recently appeared Off Broadway in In Masks Outrageous and Austere and David Cromer's production of Our Town.Halley Feiffer received a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut performance in The House of the Blue Leaves. Susan Pourfar starred Off Broadway in Tribes, for which she received Obie and Theatre World Awards, and can currently be seen on the hit ABC series "Scandal." Tony Awardnominee Deborah Rush most recently appeared in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, on Broadway in Blithe Spirit and on television in the new hit series "Orange is the New Black."

The design team for WOMEN OR NOTHING will feature scenic design byMichele Spadaro, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design byBradley King and original music and sound design by Daniel Kluger.


Robert Beitzel (Chuck). Off-Broadway: Our Town, Barrow Street Theater (Directed by David Cromer). Billy Foxworth in In Masks Outrageous and Austere. Rattlestick Playwrights' Theater: Hallway Trillogy, Finer Noble Gases, Faster. NYTW: Light Raise the Roof. Urban Stages: Bulrusher. Regional: The Shakespeare Theater, D.C.: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Finer Noble Gases @ Actors' Theater Louisville, The Bush Theater (London), and The Edinburgh Fringe. Film and T.V.: Winter Passing, Art Machine, Blackbird, Side Effects(short). "True Detective" (HBO), "Turn" (AMC), "Inside Amy Schumer," "Law & Order," "ER."Robert creates music with his bands Less the Band, and Corporal.BFA: The Juilliard School.

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