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Brian Dennehy Featured on 'Theater Talk,' July 6


Inherit the Wind star Brian Dennehy will be interviewed on "Theater Talk" this Friday, July 6th at 12:30 AM.   Theater Talk airs on WNET, PBS (Channel 13 in New York).

Dennehy currently stars as Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind.  He has won Tony Awards for his performances on Broadway in Death of a Salesman (1999) and Long Day's Journey Into Night (2003).   

Inherit the Wind starring two time Tony Award winners Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy began previews at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on March 19th and opened on April 12th.  It will end its limited engagement this Sunday, July 8th.  Tony Award winner Doug Hughes directs.

Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's legendary 1955 drama Inherit the Wind is a fictionalized retelling of the famous 1925 "Monkey Trial," in which science teacher John Scopes was tried and convicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, violating a Tennessee law that forbade teaching any theory that conflicted with the biblical conception of divine creation.  Mr. Dennehy plays the role of attorney Matthew Harrison Brady (based on William Jennings Bryan), and Mr. Plummer plays attorney Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow). 

Inherit the Wind, often considered one of the great plays of the twentieth century, first played on Broadway in 1955 at The National Theatre (now the Nederlander), with Paul Muni and Ed Begley earning Tony® Awards for their performances as Drummond and Brady, respectively.  The popular 1960 movie version starred Spencer Tracy and Fredric March, and three television adaptations have also been filmed.   

The play is produced by Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization, Lawrence Horowitz, Jon Avnet/Ralph Guild, Roy Furman, Debra Black/Daryl Roth, Bill Rollnick/Nancy Ellison Rollnick, and Stephanie McClelland.

Remaining shows are Tuesday July 3 at 8PM, Thursday July 5 at 2PM and 8PM, Friday July 6 at 8PM, Saturday July 7 at 2PM and 8PM and Sunday July 8 at 3PM. 

To order tickets call 212 239 6200, or visit  Tickets are $96.25, $76.25, $51.25, $36.25 and $26.25.  Visit for more information.

Photo by Mark Rupp

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