'Come Back, Little Sheba' with Merkerson Jan.24

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba opens tonight, January 24 at MTC's Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production is directed by two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Pressman ("Law & Order," To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday).

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and Tony Award nominee S. Epatha Merkerson ("Lackawanna Blues," "Law and Order,") and Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee Kevin Anderson (Death of a Salesman, Orphans) head the cast of this new production which also includes Joseph Adams ("Dirty Sexy Money"), Chad Hoeppner (Butley), Daniel Damon Joyce (Broadway debut), Lyle Kanouse (Big River), Zoe Kazan (The Prime of Miss Jean Brody), Brian J. Smith (The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero), Keith Randolph Smith (Jitney), Brenda Wehle (Talking Heads) and Matthew J. Williamson ("Will & Grace").

"Lola (Merkerson) is a faded beauty queen trapped in a lonely marriage to Doc (Anderson), a recovering alcoholic on the brink of relapse. When a pretty young woman becomes a boarder in their cluttered Midwest home, their lives are unsettled as unspoken passions rise to the surface. As the emptiness of their marriage is laid bare, can they find their way back to each other or will they be undone? This new look at William Inge's great American story is an absorbing tale of lost hopes and unfulfilled promise, told with unflinching honesty and heartbreaking power," explain press notes.

The creative team for the production includes: James Noone (scenic design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), Jane Cox (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (sound design), Peter Golub (original music), J. David Brimmer (fight director), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

Tickets to Come Back, Little Sheba are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at Telecharge.com, and at the Biltmore Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue). For group ticket information, call (800) 432-7780.  Tickets range in price from $46.50-91.50.  Student rush tickets are available the day of the performance at the Biltmore Theatre box office for $26.50.

Show times are Tuesday – Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. For information on how to subscribe please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.


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