Mark Blum, Diane Davis and More to Star in Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT; Cast Announced!

Mark Blum, Diane Davis and More to Star in Primary Stages' THE MODEL APARTMENT; Cast Announced!

Primary Stages continues its 29th season with a new production of their acclaimed 1995 OBIE Award winner, The Model Apartment, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends, Sight Unseen). Directed by Evan Cabnet (A Kid Like Jake at Lincoln Center Theater, The Performers on Broadway), the production will feature Mark Blum (The Assembled Parties and Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway), Diane Davis (Old Acquaintance on Broadway, Regrets Only at MTC), two-time Obie Award-winner Kathryn Grody (The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Top Girls, A Mom's Life), and Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America andThe Brother/Sister Plays Off-Broadway). The Model Apartment runs September 24 - November 1 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. Opening night is Tuesday, October 15 at 7PM.

When Max and Lola, two Holocaust survivors from Brooklyn, retire to Florida, they find their new condo unfinished and are forced to spend the night in a "model apartment" where things are not always as they seem. In this brilliant and bizarre Drama Desk-nominated black comedy, Max and Lola soon realize that if they ever want to truly "retire," they must first confront the demons of their past.

The Model Apartment features a scenic design by Lauren Halpern, costume design by Jenny Mannis, lighting design by Keith Parham, and original music and sound design by Josh Schmidt.

"Donald Margulies is a vital member of the Primary Stages family and we're excited to be remountingTHE MODEL APARTMENT," says Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, Primary Stages. "The play has such an important place in our history and we feel it's time to bring this essential Donald Margulies work back to the New York theater scene."

LISTINGS INFORMATION: The Model Apartment plays a limited engagement September 24 - November 1 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Opening night is Tuesday, October 15 at 7PM. Performances are Tuesday-Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. There will be a special Wednesday matinee at 2pm on Wednesday, October 30. There is no performance on Wednesday, October 23. Single tickets are priced at $70 for all performances. Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, online at, or in person at the 59E59 Theaters Box Office. Group Tickets (10+) are $49 each for performances through October 13 and $49 each for all performances October 16 -November 1. Group sales are available by calling (212) 840-9705, ext. 204. Please visit the website at, or call (212) 840-9705 for additional information.

Mark Blum (Max). Primary Stages: Buffalo Gal. Broadway: The Assembled Parties, Gore Vidal's The Best Man (both revivals), Twelve Angry Men, The Graduate, A Thousand Clowns, Lost In Yonkers, My Thing of Love, The Merchant. Off-Broadway: The Good Mother, Lonely I'm Not, We Live Here, Picked, After The Revolution, Singing Forest, Mourning Becomes Electra, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Waverly Gallery, Mizlanski Zilinski, Little Footsteps, It's Only A Play,Gus and Al (Obie), Key Exchange, Table Settings, Say Goodnight Gracie. Film: Shattered Glass, Desperately Seeking Susan, Crocodile Dundee, The Presidio, Blind Date, Worth Winning, Lovesick. TV: "Fringe," "The Good Wife," "The Sopranos," "The West Wing," the "Law and Order"s, "NYPD Blue," "Frasier," "The Practice," "Wings," "Miami Vice," and "St. Elsewhere."

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