HANDLE WITH CARE with Carol Lawrence Ends Off-Broadway Run Today

HANDLE WITH CARE with Carol Lawrence Ends Off-Broadway Run Today

The romantic comedy Handle With Care will conclude its run at the 3PM matinee performance on Sunday, March 9th the Westside Theatre (407 west 43 Street - between 9th and 10th Avenues), two weeks after its originally announced end date. The play, by Emmy® Award nominee Jason Odell Williams is directed by Karen Carpenter ("Love, Loss and What I Wore"), will have played 112 performances including 15 previews. To purchase tickets call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, visit www.telecharge.com or log on to www.handlewithcaretheplay.com.

Handle With Care features Tony®-nominee and Broadway legend Carol Lawrence (the original "Maria" in "West Side Story"), Charlotte Cohn, Sheffield Chastain and Jonathan Sale.

The play, which already had numerous regional productions before its Off-Broadway premiere, is being published by Dramatists Play Service, and is in consideration at over 60 theatres internationally, including upcoming productions this year in Los Angeles and Canada. Producers Charlotte Cohn and Douglas Denoff said, "We always knew that "Handle With Care" was a regional darling, and we are very gratified that New York audiences have also embraced the show with love. We look forward to its continued success in theatres around the world."

Handle With Care tells the story of a young Israeli woman who reluctantly travels with her grandmother to America. Fate and hilarious circumstances bring together the young woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man with little command of romance.

Is their inevitable love an accident? Or destiny generations in the making?

Handle With Care is presented by Bandwagon Productions & Douglas Denoff and Joe Sirola, Sara Crown Star, Neil Gooding Productions, Judith Loseff Lavin, Waverly Productions, Judith D. Rubin and, in association with Dasha Theatricals and Laurel International Holdings & Neal Rubinstein. The Creative team includes: David Arsenault (Set Design), Cory Pattak (Lighting Design), Martin T. Lopez (Costume Design), Jill BC DuBoff (Sound Design), Wojcik | Seay (Casting) and Brierpatch Productions (General Management).

Photos by Doug Denoff

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