Johanna Day, Alex Dreier, Sonya Harum & More Set for Signature's APPROPRIATE; Performances Begin 2/25 Off-Broadway
Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of Appropriate, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Liesl Tommy. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs February 25 through April 6, 2014 with a March 16 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).
The cast includes Maddie Corman (Next Fall; Love, Loss, and What I Wore) as Rachael, Patch Darragh (Kin, The Glass Menagerie) as Franz, Tony Award nominee JohAnna Day (August: Osage County, Proof) as Toni, Alex Dreier (The Assembled Parties, Lies My Father Told Me) as Ainsley, Mike Faist (Newsies: The Musical) as Rhys, Izzy Hanson-Johnston (Billy Elliot: The Musical, Scarcity) as Cassidy, Sonya Harum ("Blue Bloods," "Gossip Girl") as River, and Michael Laurence (The Morini Strad, Desire Under the Elms) as Bo.
The estranged members of the Lafayette clan have returned to Arkansas and their crumbling old plantation home to settle the accounts of their recently deceased patriarch. As they sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, the discovery of a gruesome relic and a surprise visitor send the family into a spiral of crackling confrontations, repressed histories, and regret. Appropriate is a New York premiere by Residency Five playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, winner of the 2013 Sundance Theatre Institute Tennessee Williams Award.
The design team includes Clint Ramos (Scenic & Costume Design), Lap Chi Chu (Lighting Design), Broken Chord (Original Music and Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design) & Rick Sordelet (Fight Direction). Kyle Gates is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Telsey + Company, William Cantler, CSA.
Tickets to the initial runs of all Signature Productions at The Pershing Square Signature Center are $25, part of the groundbreaking Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access, a program that guarantees affordable and accessible tickets to every Signature production through 2031. Serving as a model for theatres and performing arts organizations across the country, the Initiative was founded in 2005 and is made possible by lead partner The Pershing Square Foundation. Additional support provided by Founding Sponsor Time Warner Inc., Margot Adams, the Ford Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Photo by Walter McBride