Barefoot in the Park Revival, with Peet, Wilson, Clayburgh and Roberts, Set to Open Feb. 16

A theatre and opening date have now been set for the starry revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park; the romantic comedy will open at the Cort Theatre on February 16th, 2006, after starting previews on January 24th.

The cast for a star-packed revival of Neil Simon's
Barefoot in the Park will feature Jill Clayburgh and Tony Roberts along with Amanda Peet and Patrick Wilson.

Directed by Scott Elliott (The Women, Three Sisters), the first-ever revival of the show will star Amanda Peet (Neil LaBute's This is How It Goes, films such as A Lot Like Love and Melinda and Melinda) as Corie, a Greenwich Village bohemian, and Patrick Wilson (The Phantom of the Opera film, "Angels in America," The Full Monty) as Paul, a low-key lawyer. Newlyweds, the two must learn to adjust to lifestyle differences. Jill Clayburgh (A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, the films An Unmarried Woman and Starting Over) will play Corie's mother, while Tony Roberts (Victor/Victoria and Cabaret on Broadway, Annie Hall) will portray neighbor Victor Velasco. More casting has yet to be announced.

Barefoot in the Park's design team will comprise Derek McLane (sets),
Isaac Mizrahi (costumes), Jason Lyons (lighting) and Ken Travis (sound).

The original production of Barefoot in the Park, which opened on October 23rd, 1963 at the Biltmore Theatre, starred Elizabeth Ashley and Robert Redford, and played a long run of 1,530 performances. A 1967 film that paired Redford with Jane Fonda then followed; it was directed by Mike Nichols.

 




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