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Darren Criss, Michael Urie and Ramin Karimloo to Appear in WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This Summer

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Maberry Theatricals have announced the next line-up of stars for the New York premiere of White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour.

Olivier Award and Tony Award Nominee Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables, Phantom) will perform on August 1, two-time Drama Desk Award winning stage and television star Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, "Ugly Betty") will perform on August 22, and Emmy Award nominee and acclaimed stage actor Darren Criss ("Glee", Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will perform on August 29. The performers for August 8 and August 15 will be announced shortly.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit makes its New York Premiere in this limited engagement, playing Monday nights at Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street). Performances began on March 7.

No rehearsal. No director. No set. No spoilers. A different performer each night is handed the script for the first time as they step onto the stage. The rotating cast, each performing only one time ever, also features the previously announced: award-winning actress & comedian from "Sister Act," "Hocus Pocus" & Dirty Blonde Kathy Najimy (tonight, July 11), Academy Award, Golden Globe & Obie Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham (July 18) and acclaimed television & stage star Josh Radnor (July 25). Previous performers include Nathan Lane (March 7), Whoopi Goldberg (March 14), Patrick Wilson (March 21), Brian Dennehy (March 28), Wayne Brady (April 4), Mike Birbiglia (April 11), Cynthia Nixon (April 18), Kyra Sedwick (April 25), Martin Short (May 2), Bobby Cannavale (May 9), David Hyde Pierce (May 16), Shohreh Aghdashloo (May 23), Alan Cumming (June 6), George Takei (June 13), Rachel Dratch (June 20), and Reg E. Cathey (June 27).

Forbidden to leave his country, young Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour found a way for his voice to get out when he physically could not. This wildly entertaining and thought-provoking theatrical piece - where no audience can see the same show twice - blends drama, comedy and social experiment, providing audiences with a potent reminder of the transformative power of theatre.

The play had its world premiere in 2011 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning the Arches Brick Award, followed by presentations at Summerworks and Dublin Fringe Festival where it was awarded "Outstanding New Performance" and "Best New Performance" respectively. The play has since been translated into fifteen different languages and performed over 200 times worldwide - from London to Oslo, Athens, Berlin, Melbourne and Singapore - by such stars as Michael Shannon, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Stephen Rea, Sinead Cusack, David Morse and more.

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMERS (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE):

Performed March 7: Nathan Lane

Performed March 14: Whoopi Goldberg

Performed March 21: Patrick Wilson

Performed March 28: Brian Dennehy

Performed April 4: Wayne Brady

Performed April 11: Mike Birbiglia

Performed April 18: Cynthia Nixon

Performed April 25: Kyra Sedgwick

Performed May 2: Martin Short

Performed May 9: Bobby Cannavale

Performed May 16: David Hyde Pierce

Performed May 23: Shohreh Aghdashloo

May 30: DARK

Performed June 6: Alan Cumming

Performed June 13: George Takei

June 20: Rachel Dratch

June 27: Reg E. Cathey

July 4: DARK

July 11: Kathy Najimy

July 18: F. Murray Abraham

July 25: Josh Radnor

August 1: Ramin Karimloo

August 8: TBA

August 15: TBA

August 22: Michael Urie

August 29: Darren Criss

Tickets to performances of White Rabbit Red Rabbit are available via Telecharge.com/212-239-6200. The performance schedule is Monday evenings at 8:00pm.

A portion of the play's profits go to PEN International, the world's leading association of writers working to promote literature and defend freedom of expression around the world (www.pen-international.org). White Rabbit Red Rabbit is produced in association with Aurora Nova Productions and Boat Rocker Entertainment. For more about the show, visit www.whiterabbitredrabbit.com.


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