DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS To Close on Bdwy 5/24

By: May. 14, 2009
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The New York Times reports that producer Jeffrey Richards has announced that the current revival of Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS starring two-time Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy, stage and screen star Carla Gugino, and Tony nominee Pablo Schreiber, under the direction of Tony Award Winner Robert Falls will close May 24 at the ST. James Theatre after a run of 32 performances.

The production received wildly uneven notices, with some critics loving and others disliking the show explains The Times. DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS also came up empty-handed when Tony nominations were announced last week. Previews began April 14th, 2009 with an opening night which took place Monday, April 27th. To read the full article on the closing click here.

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS also stars Boris McGiver and Daniel Stewart Sherman, and features designs by Walt Spangler (set design), Ana Kuzmanic (costume design), Michael Philippi(Lighting Design), and Richard Woodbury (Original Music and Sound Design).

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS is produced by: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Steve Traxler, Bat-Barry Productions, Ronald Frankel, Norton Herrick, Judith Resnick, Daryl Roth, The Weinstein Company, Scott Delman/Alan D. Marks, Mort Swinsky/Michael Fuchs, Mark Johannes & Amy Danis/Jack Thomas, Morris Berchard/Eric Falkenstein, in association with Terri & Timothy Childs, Jam Theatricals, Jamie deRoy, and Jujamcyn Theaters.

A master tragedian and intrepid explorer of the human psyche, Eugene O'Neill is considered one of the greatest American Playwrights of the 20th century. His accolades include four Pulitzer Prizes in Drama-more than any other playwright to date-and the Nobel Prize in Literature. Since O'Neill's death in 1953, his plays have remained popular on American and international stages and have become mainstays in literature courses throughout the world.

ST. James Theatre, , 246 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036, Showtimes are: Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm




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