Breen, Fierstein, and Barrie Set to Guest Star on Edie Falco-Led 'Nurse Jackie' This Season
Patrick Breen, Harvey Fierstein, and Barbara Barrie are all set to guest star on this season of Showtime's dark comedy series "Nurse Jackie," which stars Edie Falco and airs on Monday nights at 10 PM.
Patrick Breen will guest star in episode 4, which airs April 12. Breen is currently starring as Adam in the Broadway production of NEXT FALL. Geoffrey Nauffts' NEXT FALL takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play's central story focuses on the 5-year relationship between Adam and Luke, NEXT FALL goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to "believe" and what it might cost us not to.Breen is a member of Naked Angels appearing in COQ AU VIN by Jon Robin Baitz, THE CAUSE by Frank Pugliese, THE ‘TRES RICHES HEURES' OF THE DUKE OF BERRY by Kenneth Lonnergan, SCANDINAVIAN SCORPIANS by Nicole Burdette, and PASSION PLAY by Pippin Parker. Other theatre credits include: CELEBRATION/THE ROOM AND THE HOTHOUSE at Atlantic, FUDDY MEERS AND NIGHT AND HER STARS MTC, TEN UNKNOWNS AT THE TAPER, LIFE AND LIMB, THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE, and BABY ANGER at Playwright's Horizons, A VIEW OF THE DOME at NYTW, SIDEMAN AT NYS&F , BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, and BIG RIVER on Broadway. Television credits include: "Nurse Jackie," "Three Rivers," "Ghost Whisperer," "ER," "Eli Stone," "Kevin Hill," "Sex and The City," "Will and Grace," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Law and Order," and "21 Jump Street." Film credits include "Ishtar," "Galaxy Quest," "Men In Black," "Radio," "One True Thing," "Just a Kiss," "The Neighbor," "The Vampire's Assistant" and the upcoming "Country Road K." Harvey Fierstein's guest appearance will occur in episode 8, airing May 10. In addition to TORCH SONG TRILOGY,LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and A CATERED AFFAIR, Fierstein's Broadway acting credits include playing the mother, Edna Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY, for which he won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He later replaced Alfred Molina as Tevye in the 2005 revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Fierstein and Tommy Tune are the only individuals to have won Tony Awards in four different categories. Besides his leading role in the film version of "Torch Song Trilogy" co-starring Matthew Broderick and Anne Bancroft, Fierstein's film roles include Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway," Robin Williams' makeup-artist brother in "Mrs. Doubtfire," and Merv Green in "Death to Smoochy," in addition to parts in "Garbo Talks," "Duplex," "Kull the Conqueror," and "Independence Day." He narrated the documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk," for which he won a News & Documentary Emmy Award. He also voiced the role of Yao in Walt Disney's animated feature "Mulan." Barbara Barrie will appear on the show during episode 7, which airs on May 3. In 1970, Barrie earned a Tony Award nomination for her role in the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's musical Company, in which she played "Sarah", the weight-watching, karate-practicing married friend of the lead character, Robert. Barrie's other Broadway credits include THE WOODEN DISH, HAPPILY NEVER AFTER, THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE, THE SELLING OF THE PRESIDENT, CALIFORNIA SUITE, TORCH SONG TRILOGY, and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. For more information on "Nurse Jackie," visit online at www.sho.com/nursejackie.
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