CHICAGO FIRE's Yuri Sardarov to Lead BECKET at Gene Frankel Theatre, 6/18-28

CHICAGO FIRE's Yuri Sardarov to Lead BECKET at Gene Frankel Theatre, 6/18-28

Producers Will DeCamp and Alex Rapson announced today the New York City return of Jean Anouilh's BECKET, the 1961 Tony Award winner for Best Play. BECKET will star Yuri Sardarov of NBC's Chicago Fire and Pomme Koch with direction by Neal Kelley - all three, along with the producers, graduates of the University of Michigan.

The production will begin performances on Wednesday, June 18 at the East Village's Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond St, New York). The final performance is scheduled for Saturday, June 28. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, May 19 at BrownPaperTickets.com.

"Apart from some minor regional and college productions, BECKET has rarely been produced in the United States since its Broadway premiere," said the show's producers. "This means that by some cosmic oversight or fatal blessing we have been presented with a chance most theatre professionals never get: the opportunity to reintroduce a modern classic to New York City on our own terms-reminding people of the play's beauty while simultaneously dusting off it's cobwebs and refreshing it for contemporary sensibilities."

Be sure to visit becketnyc.com and @becketNYC on Twitter for more information.

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