Photo Flash: HANDLE WITH CARE Marks Off-Broadway Closing

The romantic comedy Handle With Care concluded its run at the 3PM matinee performance on Sunday, March 9th the Westside Theatre, 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"), played 112 performances including 15 previews. Scroll down for photos from Handle With Care's closing performance!

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).

For more information, visit www.handlewithcaretheplay.com.

Photo Credit: Russ Rowland

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Photo Flash: HANDLE WITH CARE Marks Off-Broadway Closing
Charlotte Cohn (left) and playwright Jason Odell Williams (right)

Photo Flash: HANDLE WITH CARE Marks Off-Broadway Closing
Jonathan Sale (left), Charlotte Cohn (center) and Sheffield Chastain (right)

Photo Flash: HANDLE WITH CARE Marks Off-Broadway Closing
HANDLE WITH CARE director Karen Carpenter, playwright Jason Odell Williams, cast member Charlotte Cohn and producer Douglas Denoff

Photo Flash: HANDLE WITH CARE Marks Off-Broadway Closing
Sheffield Chastain, Carol Lawrence, Charlotte Cohn, Jonathan Sale

Photo Flash: HANDLE WITH CARE Marks Off-Broadway Closing
The company of HANDLE WITH CARE gives a warm Shalom sign to all at the closing performance.

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