Broward Stage Door Presents MOON OVER BUFFALO, Now thru 10/6
"Picture a down-at-their-heels theatrical family led by a drunken womanizer married to a wacky fading beauty," says director Michael Leeds. "Toss in a deaf grandmother determined to get "back on the boards" and a daughter who's vowed never to act again. They band together for one last shot at stardom, performing a riotous mash up of Cyrano and Private Lives for a TV weatherman they've mistaken for Frank Capra! That's the plot of Moon Over Buffalo!"
Having already directed a very successful production of Ludwig's Lend Me A Tenor at Stage Door, Leeds is delighted with the opportunity to tackle another one of the popular playwright's chaotically farcical pieces: "When I read the play, I laughed out loud at every page," he explains. "It's definitely a crowd pleaser!"
The cast of Moon Over Buffalo will include South Florida favorite Ken Clement, along withMichelle Foytek, Andy Quiroga, Jessica Carmen, Edward Miskie, Susan Slotoroff, Glen Lawrence, and Miki Edelman.
Ken Ludwig is an internationally-acclaimed playwright whose work has been performed in at least 30 countries in over 20 languages. He has had 6 shows produced on Broadway and 6 in London's West End. He has won two Laurence Olivier Awards, three Tony Award nominations, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Edgar Award, the SETC Distinguished Career Award, and the Edwin Forrest Award for Services to the Theatre. His plays have been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic. His best known plays and musicals include Lend Me A Tenor, Crazy For You, Moon Over Buffalo, Leading Ladies, Twentieth Century, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Game's Afoot, The Fox on the Fairway, Midsummer/Jersey, The Three Musketeers, Treasure Island and The Beaux' Stratagem. His plays have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Mickey Rooney, HAl Holbrook, Dixie Carter, Tony Shalhoub, Anne Heche, Joan Collins, and Kristin Bell. His book, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare, was published in June 2013 by Random House, and his work has been published by the Yale Review. He has degrees from Harvard, where he studied music with Leonard Bernstein, Haverford College and Cambridge University. For more information, please visit www.kenludwig.com .
Moon Over Buffalo will run from August 30th to October 6th at The Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, in Coral Springs. (The production will move to Byron Carlyle Theatre in Miami Beach on October 11th, and run through November 3rd).
Tickets for Moon Over Buffalo are $38; $16 student tickets are also available. Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at www.stagedoortheatre.com.