BWW TV: Broadway Beat at Opening Night of THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
Ben Stiller, Edie Falco and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in the Broadway revival of John Guare's comedic masterpiece THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, directed by David Cromer. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, a strictly limited 16-week engagement opened last night, April 25, 2011 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Broadway Beat was there with host Richie Ridge to talk to the cast at the opening night party at Sardi's.
In addition to Ben Stiller as Artie Shaughnessy, Edie Falco as Bananas Shaughnessy and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Bunny Flingus, the cast includes Thomas Sadoski as Billy Einhorn, Alison Pill as Corrinna Stroller, Mary Beth Hurt as Head Nun, Christopher Abbott as Ronnie Shaughnessy, Halley Feiffer as Little Nun, Susan Bennett as Second Nunn, Jimmy Davis as Military Policeman and Tally Sessions as White Man.
THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Jean Doumanian, Mary Lu Roffe/Susan Gallin/Rodger Hess, The Araca Group, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Ruth Hendel,Jon B. Platt, Sonia Friedman Productions/Scott Landis, Stuart Thompson.
In THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, Ben Stiller is Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper and wannabe songwriter, who is trying to cope with a schizophrenic wife (Falco), an impatient girlfriend (Leigh) and a visit from the Pope, all while sustaining his dream of hitting it big. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES is a satirical take on celebrity, religion, and the frequent merging of the two.