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Colin Hanks, Samantha Mathis & More Join Fonda in 33 VARIATIONS

Producer David Binder announced today additional casting and the design team for the upcoming Broadway production of Moisés Kaufman's 33 VARIATIONS starring Oscar & Emmy Award winning actress Jane Fonda.

Rehearsals began for the cast including Jane Fonda (Katherine Brandt), Samantha Mathis (ClaraBrandt), Colin Hanks (Mike Clark), Zach Grenier (Beethoven), Don Amendolia (Anton Diabelli), Susan Kellermann (Dr. Gertie Ladenburger), Erik Steele (Anton Schindler) and Diane Walsh (Pianist).

The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Janice Pytel (Costumes), David C. Woolard (Additional Costumes), David lander (Lights), André Pluess (Sound), Jeff Sugg (Projection Design), Charles LaPointe (Hair/Wig Design), Daniel Pelzig (Choreography) and Mark Bly (Dramaturg). Performances begin on Monday, February 9 th , 2009 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49 th Street).

The official opening will be Monday, March 9 th , 2009. The engagement will play through May24 th , 2009. Moisés Kaufman is both the author and director of 33 VARIATIONS. This production will mark his Broadway debut as a playwright.

In addition to being the Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project, Moisés Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy nominated director and award-winning playwright for I Am My Own Wife & The Laramie Project. David Binder (A Raisin in the Sun) presents the Tectonic Theater Project's production of 33VARIATIONS. Producers for 33 VARIATIONS also include Ruth Hendel, Barbara Whitman, Hal Goldberg, Eric Schnall, Jayne Baron Sherman, Arielle Tepper Madover and Latitude Link.

Tectonic Theater Project is the award winning non-profit theater company behind such plays as The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, as well as nationally recognized arts education programs in high schools and universities around the country. Jane Fonda heads a cast of eight in 33 VARIATIONS, a new American play written and directed by Moisés Kaufman, about Katherine Brandt (Jane Fonda) trying to solve a centuries-old mystery about the world's greatest composer. Katherine's obsession takes her from present-day New York to 19th century Austria. As the music that consumes Katherine comes to life on stage, she races against time to find common ground with her daughter and to embrace the legacy of her own life.

Oscar & Emmy Award winning Jane Fonda made her Broadway debut in the 1960 play There Was a Little Girl for which she earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured actress. Her last appearance on Broadway was in the 1963 drama Strange Interlude. 33 VARIATIONS marks her return to Broadwayafter 46 years.

Samantha Mathis returns to Broadway following her performance of "Hester Falk" in Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck opposite Chris O'Donnell. TV credits include a recurring role on "Grey's Anatomy" ("Melinda"), "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day"and "Lost". Movie credits include Pump up the Volume, The Thing called Love, American Psycho, and upcoming The New Daughter alongside Kevin Costner.

Colin Hanks is making his Broadway debut following a recurring role on AMC's "Mad Men" ("Father John Gill") and "Numb3rs." His movie credits include W., The House Bunny and King Kong.

Zach Grenier portrayed the role of "Beethoven" in 33Variations at La Jolla Playhouse and was most recently on Broadway in A Man for All Seasons starring Frank Langella.

Tickets for 33 VARIATIONS are currently on-sale to the general public and are available by visiting Telecharge.com, calling (212) 239-6200 and at the box office of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49 th Street). 

33 VARIATIONS will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday and Saturday matinee at 2:00PM and Sunday matinee at 3:00PM. (Please note: There will be a performance on Monday, February 9 th , 2009 at 8PM;

There will not be a performance on February 11 th at 2PM, February 15 th or March 10 th , 2009.) Tuesdays at 7PM begin on March 17 th , 2009. 33 VARIATIONS premiered on August 30, 2007 at Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. (Molly Smith, Artistic Director & Guy Bergquist, Interim Managing Director).

A production of 33 Variations was produced in 2008 by The La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, California (Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director & Joan Cumming, Managing Director). 33 Variations was developed with assistance from The Sundance Institute Theatre Program, The Orchard Project Theatre Residency Program, The Davis Performing Arts Center and Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.



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