Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan & More to Join Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman in STICKS AND BONES Off-Broadway
The New Group has announced today complete casting for David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, the production that launches the company's 20th Anniversary Season. This production will feature Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Morocco Omari, Ben Schnetzer, Raviv Ullman, and as previously announced, Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman. Scott Elliott directs. Previews begin October 2014. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through December 14, 2014. Opening Night date to be announced.
The New Group opens its 20th Anniversary season with the first major New York revival of David Rabe's Tony Award-winning play Sticks and Bones, a savage and savagely comic portrait of an average American family pulled apart by the return of a son from the Vietnam War. Ozzie and his wife Harriet are overjoyed to see their eldest son David again, but the furies that haunt David begin to overwhelm them and their happy-go-lucky younger son Rick, forcing Ozzie to make a stand for the values he can't bear to let go. Directed by Scott Elliott, this production features Richard Chamberlain as Father Donald, Nadia Gan as Zung, Holly Hunter as Harriet, Morocco Omari as Sergeant Major, Bill Pullman as Ozzie, Ben Schnetzer as David and Raviv Ullman as Rick.
This production includes Set Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Susan Hilferty, Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski, Sound Design and Original Music by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen and Projection and Video Design by Olivia Sebesky.
Sticks and Bones made its New York premiere at the Public Theater in 1971. The production opened on Broadway in 1972 and was honored with that year's Tony Award for Best Play. Sticks and Bones marks The New Group's third collaboration with playwright David Rabe, following the acclaimed 2005 revival of Hurlyburly, directed by Scott Elliott, which enjoyed an extended run and commercial Off-Broadway transfer and the 2012 world premiere of An Early History of Fire, directed by Jo Bonney.
Sticks and Bones will be followed in The New Group 2014-2015 Season by the New York premiere of Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut, and featuring Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest (previews begin January 2015) and the world premiere of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott (previews begin May 2015).
Productions take place at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).
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The New Group, led by founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and Executive Director Adam Bernstein, is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. Founded in 1995, The New Group was born of Artistic Director Scott Elliott's desire to develop a place for artists to experiment, take risks and learn from each other without the pressures of commercial theater. Notable productions at The New Group include Ecstasy, This is Our Youth, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Hurlyburly, Abigail's Party, Rafta, Rafta..., The Starry Messenger, A Lie of the Mind, Blood From a Stone, Marie and Bruce, and many more. The company has received over 90 awards and nominations for excellence. The New Group is a recipient of the 2004 Tony® Award for Best Musical (Avenue Q). In 2011, The Kid received five Drama Desk nominations and the Outer Critics Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. That year, The New Group and Scott Elliott were honored with a Drama Desk Special Award "for presenting contemporary new voices, and for uncompromisingly raw and powerful productions." The company's 2013-2014 season included the New York premiere of Beth Henley's The Jacksonian, directed by Robert Falls, featuring Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Juliet Brett; the world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's Intimacy, directed by Scott Elliott; and the New York premiere of Sharr White's Annapurna, directed by Bart DeLorenzo, starring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.
The Pershing Square Signature Center, the permanent home of Signature Theatre, is a three-theatre facility on West 42nd Street designed by Frank Gehry Architects to host Signature's three distinct playwrights' residencies and foster a cultural community. The Center is a major contribution to New York City's cultural landscape and provides a venue for cultural organizations that supports and encourages collaboration among artists throughout the space. In addition to its three intimate theatres, the Center features a studio theatre, rehearsal studio, a bookstore, and Signature Café and Bar, open to public from noon-midnight Tuesdays-Sundays. For more information on renting the Center, please visit www.signaturetheatre.org/rentals.