Butler, Ravelette Reunite for ACT 1's Production of BROADWAY BOUND, Now thru 1/26

January 11
12:30 AM 2013

Butler, Ravelette Reunite for ACT 1's Production of BROADWAY BOUND, Now thru 1/26

ACT 1-winner of the 2011 First Night Award for Outstanding Play-will kick off 2013 with its presentation of Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, the final chapter of the playwright's trilogy based on his own early years.

Will Butler and Jordan Ravelette, who appeared during the 2011-12 Circle Players season as Eugene and Stanley Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs, will once again take on the roles in Broadway Bound.

Patricia Rulon plays Kate, the boys' long-suffering and self-sacrificing mother and Bob Fish plays Ben, their father who is hiding a secret which threatens to tear the family apart. Broadway Bound also stars Gina Brown as Blanche and Patrick Goedicke as Jack.

Opening night-tonight, January 11-will feature a wine and cheese reception following curtain.

Directed by Lane Wright, ACT 1's production of Neil Simons' classic Broadway Bound is playing the Darkhorse Theater, located at 4610 Charlotte Avenue, tonight, January 11-26, 2013 at 7:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with matinees at 2:30pm on Sundays.

For tickets, go to www.ACT1online.com or www.TicketsNashville.com. All individual tickets are $12; when accompanied by a paying adult, high school students get in free on Thursdays and Sundays.

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Jeffrey Ellis Jeffrey Ellis is a Nashville-based writer, editor and critic, who's been covering the performing arts in Tennessee for more than 25 years. He is the recipient of the Tennessee Theatre Association's Distinguished Service Award for his coverage of theatre in the Volunteer State and was the founding editor/publisher of Stages, the Tennessee Onstage Monthly. He is a past fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and is the founder/executive producer of The First Night Honors - the history of which can be traced to 1989 and the first presentation of The First Night Awards - which honor outstanding theater artisans from Tennessee in recognition of their lifetime achievements and also includes The First Night Star Awards and the Most Promising Actors recognition. Midwinter's First Night honors outstanding productions and performances throughout the state. An accomplished director, Ellis helmed productions of La Cage Aux Folles, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and An American Daughter, all in their Nashville premieres, as well as award-winning productions of Damn Yankees, Company, Gypsy and The Rocky Horror Show. Ellis was recognized by The Tennessean as best director of a musical for both Company and Rocky Horror. In 2015, he directed William Inge's Picnic for Circle Players and Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years for VWA Theatricals, with The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest set for spring 2016.


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