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Bobby Cannavale, David Hyde Pierce, Shohreh Agdashloo & George Takei Added to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Lineup


Maberry Theatricals have announced a new wave of stars and dates for the New York premiere of White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour. Two-time Emmy Award winner & Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale will perform on May 9; Tony Award & four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce on May 16; Emmy Award winner & Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo on May 23; and television, film & stage star George Takei on June 13. Tickets for those four performances are available exclusively to Audience Rewards members ( beginning today, Tuesday, April 5 and will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 8. Tickets to all other performances are available via White Rabbit Red Rabbit makes its New York Premiere in this limited engagement, playing Monday nights at Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street). Performances began on March 7.

No rehearsal. No director. No set. No spoilers. A different performer each night is handed the script for the first time as they step onto the stage. The rotating cast, each performing only one time ever, also features the previously announced: Lucille Lortel Award winning actor & comedian Mike Birbiglia (April 11); Emmy, Grammy & Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (April 18); Golden Globe & Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick (April 25); Emmy & Tony winner Martin Short (May 2); and Tony Winner & Emmy Award nominee Alan Cumming (June 6). On dates soon to be announced, pending artist availability, are: Emmy & Tony Award winner Christine Baranski; Olivier & Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo; Emmy & Tony Award winner Andrea Martin; three-time Tony Award winner Marin Mazzie; and Emmy & Tony Award winner Donna Murphy. Previous performers include Nathan Lane (March 7), Whoopi Goldberg (March 14), Patrick Wilson (March 21), Brian Dennehy (March 28), and Wayne Brady (April 4).

Forbidden to leave his country, young Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour found a way for his voice to get out when he physically could not. This wildly entertaining and thought-provoking theatrical piece - where no audience can see the same show twice - blends drama, comedy and social experiment, providing audiences with a potent reminder of the transformative power of theatre.

The play had its world premiere in 2011 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning the Arches Brick Award, followed by presentations at Summerworks and Dublin Fringe Festival where it was awarded "Outstanding New Performance" and "Best New Performance" respectively. The play has since been translated into fifteen different languages and performed over 200 times worldwide - from London to Oslo, Athens, Berlin, Melbourne and Singapore - by such stars as Michael Shannon, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Stephen Rea, Sinead Cusack, David Morse and more.

Tickets to performances of White Rabbit Red Rabbit with Bobby Cannavale (May 9), David Hyde Pierce (May 16), Shohreh Aghdashloo (May 23) and George Takei (June 13) are available exclusively to Audience Rewards members ( from Tuesday, April 5 through Thursday, April 7. Tickets to all other performances, and beginning Friday, April 8 for those four performers, are available via The performance schedule is Monday evenings at 8:00pm.

A portion of the play's profits go to PEN International, the world's leading association of writers working to promote literature and defend freedom of expression around the world ( White Rabbit Red Rabbit is produced in association with Aurora Nova Productions and Boat Rocker Entertainment.

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