MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES to End Run April 19 at The Duke on 42nd Street

MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES to End Run April 19 at The Duke on 42nd Street

Patrick Rains presents the critically acclaimed New York premiere of My Mother Has 4 Noses, a musical play written and performed by renowned singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke and directed by Jeremy B. Cohen. My Mother Has 4 Noses began previews Off-Broadway on February 14th and opened on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The limited engagement will play through Saturday, April 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street, "a New 42nd Street project" (located at 229 W 42nd Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues).

Tickets, priced at $55 and $75, are on sale now by calling The Duke on 42nd Street's Ticket Services at (646) 223-3010, or online at www.dukeon42.org/Shows/2014/4Noses.aspx.

In My Mother Has 4 Noses, Jonatha Brooke tells of her experiences caring for her mother during the final two years of her life. Quite the character, Jonatha's mother was a published poet, a clown, and a Christian Scientist. She also had dementia . . . as well as 4 noses. Jonatha began chronicling her experiences, "the daily theatre" of loving and caring for a loved one, and her writings at first became a popular blog, then grew into a collection of 11 new songs (now an acclaimed album, which was released on February 18, 2014).

After successful readings in New York, LA, Philly, and Chicago, the staged adaptation of My Mother Has 4 Noses debuted at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT in June 2013. A four-performance run at the Playwright's Centre in Minneapolis followed that summer, as did sold-out shows at Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September, and then the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio in Minneapolis in December.

Jonatha Brooke (Writer & Performer) has been writing songs, making records and touring since her early days in Boston with her band The Story. In 1995, Ms. Brooke released the first of two solo albums on MCA/Universal, Plumb, followed by Ten Cent Wings in 1997. In 1999 she started her own independent label, Bad Dog Records, and has since released six more albums. The Works, released in 2008, combined previously unheard, unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her own music and arrangements. Ms. Brooke has written for four Disney films, has had songs included in many television shows, and composed and performed the theme song for Joss Whedon's series "Dollhouse." She has recently co-written songs with Katy Perry ("Choose Your Battles") and The Courtyard Hounds ("Sunshine") for their current releases. Brooke has three other musicals in development: Quadroon, with legendary jazz pianist Joe Sample; as well as Hopper and Death and Venice, both with playwright Anton Dudley.

Jeremy B. Cohen (Director) is currently the producing artistic director at Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. Previously, Cohen was the associate artistic director and director of New Play Development at Hartford Stage from 2003 to 2010. Cohen is also the founding artistic director of Naked Eye Theatre Company in Chicago. He has numerous directing credits at regional theaters all over the country and will direct Colman Domingo's Wild With Happy at CenterStage in Baltimore, Spring 2014.

My Mother Has 4 Noses has scenic design by Caite Hevner Kemp, lighting design by ML Geiger, and sound design by Paul Mitchell. Ben Butler is the Musical Director. Anne Lowrie is the Production Stage Manager.

My Mother Has 4 Noses will play a limited engagement through Sunday, May 4th, 2014. The performance schedule is Thursday 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 and 8 pm, and Sunday at 2pm.

Tickets for My Mother Has 4 Noses, priced at $55 and $75, are now on sale at:

Online: https://www.dukeon42.org/Shows/2014/4Noses.aspx; Phone: The Duke on 42nd Street's Ticket Services at (646) 223-3010. For Group Sales call (212) 845-9889 ext: 802. For more info, visit: http://4noses.org / http://jonathabrooke.com / https://www.facebook.com/jonathabrooke.

ABOUT THE NEW 42ND STREET & THE DUKE ON 42ND STREET: Building on the foundation of seven historic theaters, The New 42nd Street leads the dynamic evolution of the reinvented 42nd Street, cultivating a unique New York City cultural and entertainment destination through its three projects: The New Victory Theater, a performing arts theater devoted to kids and families; the New 42nd Street Studios, a state-of-the-art, 10-story performing arts complex for rehearsal, performance and arts administration; and The Duke on 42nd Street, an intimate black-box theater. An independent, nonprofit organization, The New 42nd Street is committed to the transformational power of the arts.

The Duke on 42nd Street is an intimate black-box theater available for rental to both domestic and international nonprofit and commercial organizations. Featuring a gallery along all four walls and a custom-built, state-of-the-art seating system, the flexible-use space offers full light, sound and support systems in various configurations. The Duke on 42nd Street is a fully-staffed, full service facility in the heart of the theater district. Many performing arts companies have called space their home, including The Royal Court Theatre, Transport Group, Theatre for a New Audience, Lincoln Center Theater, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Armitage Gone! Dance, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Naked Angels, Classical Theater of Harlem, Playwrights Horizons, 92nd Street Y's Harkness Dance Project, The NYC Tap Festival and Lincoln Center Great Performers and the National Theater of Great Britain.

Pictured: Jonatha Brooke in MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES. Photo by Sandrine Lee.

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