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'A Touch Of Poet' Box Office Opens October 10; Previews Begin November 11

The Studio 54 box office opens on Monday, October 10th for Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's drama A Touch of the Poet, directed by Tony Award® winner Doug Hughes at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street) starring Gabriel Byrne (Cornelius Melody) with Dearbhla Molloy (Nora Melody), Emily Bergl (Sara Melody), John Horton (Nicholas Gadsby), Byron Jennings (Jamie Cregan), Kathryn Meisle (Deborah), Randall Newsome (Paddy O'Dowd), Ciaran O'Reilly (Dan Roche) and Daniel Stewart Sherman (Mickey Maloy).

A Touch of the Poet
will begin previews Friday, November 11th, 2005 and opens officially on Thursday, December 8th, 2005.   This is a limited engagement through January 29, 2006.

Set in a shabby tavern outside Boston in 1828, A Touch of the Poet
finds an Irish immigrant who fancies himself as a distinguished gentleman despite all evidence to the contrary. Down-on-his-luck, he finds himself in a quandary when his daughter falls for the son of a wealthy American and he insists on maintaining his European gentility.  

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are now available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300 or online at
www.roundabouttheatre.org.  Beginning October 10th, tickets will be available at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th St.).  A Touch of a Poet will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.  PLEASE NOTE the following early-to-bed series:  A Touch of a Poet will play early curtains at 7:00 PM from December 13th – December 23rd.

Roundabout Theatre Company
is one of the country's leading not-for-profit theatres.  The company contributes invaluably to New York's cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today's audiences. 

The 2005-2006 season marks the Roundabout Theatre Company's 40th anniversary.  

The company's 2005-2006 season, under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Todd Haimes, is dedicated to the community of artists and loyal audience members who have made Roundabout one of New York's most popular not-for profit cultural institutions.

Roundabout Theatre Company productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; New York State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. The Westin Hotel is the official hotel of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

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