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Fellow 'GOOD WIFE' Cast Member to Join Chris Noth in CSC's DOCTOR FAUSTUS

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, have announced complete for their upcoming production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ("Law & Order," "Sex and the City," "The Good Wife"), directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard). Joining Noth in the cast are Tony Award nominee and "The Good Wife" co-star Zach Grenier as Mephistopheles, Jeff Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney. Previews begin Friday, May 29 for a limited engagement through Thursday, July 2 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The official press opening is Thursday, June 18.

In DOCTOR FAUSTUS, a pact with the devil brings boundless knowledge and endless gratification. There's just one little catch... Marlowe's ever-irreverent DOCTOR FAUSTUS remains as ahead of its time today as it was when it first scandalized audiences some four hundred years ago.

Scenic design is by Tony Straiges, lighting design by Jason Lyons, and costume design by Rita Ryack and Martin Schnellinger.

Tickets are available beginning Thursday, April 30 at 12 pm. Tickets start at $65 and are available at www.classicstage.org or by calling (212) 352-3101 / 866-811-4111 or at the box-office at 136 East 13th Street, New York City (between Third and Fourth Avenues).

CSC is the award-winning Off-Broadway theatre committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for contemporary audiences. For more than 45 years, CSC has been a home for New York's finest established and emerging artists to grapple with the great works of the world's repertory that speak directly to the issues of today. CSC serves an average of 35,000 audience members annually, including more than 4,000 students through its nationally-recognized education programs. Recent productions include: Shakespeare's Hamlet starring Peter Sarsgaard; Turgenev's A Month in the Country with Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling; Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro; Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle with Christopher Lloyd, and Galileo with F. Murray Abraham; Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion with Melissa Errico, Judy Kuhn and Ryan Silverman; Chekhov's Ivanov with Ethan Hawke, The Cherry Orchard with Dianne Wiest and John Turturro, Three Sisters with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hecht, Juliet Rylance and Peter Sarsgaard, Uncle Vanya with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Denis O'Hare and Peter Sarsgaard, and The Seagull with Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming; David Ives' The Heir Apparent, Venus in Fur with Nina Arianda (Broadway transfer 2011/2012, Tony Award nom., Best Play), The School for Lies with Hamish Linklater, and New Jerusalem with Richard Easton; Unnatural Acts, conceived by Tony Speciale; Anne Carson's An Oresteia; and Shakespeare's The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Bebe Neuwirth, and Richard III, Richard II and Hamlet with Michael Cumpsty. CSC productions have been cited repeatedly by all the major Off-Broadway theatre awards: Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.

CHRIS NOTH (Doctor Faustus). On Broadway, Noth starred in That Championship Season and Gore Vidal's The Best Man. His other stage credits include Farragut North (Atlantic and Geffen Theater), What Didn't Happen (Playwright's Horizons), and American Buffalo (Berkshire Theatre Festival). His television credits include "The Good Wife" (Golden Globe nom.), "Law & Order," "Sex and the City" (Golden Globe nom.). His film credits include After the Ball, Elsa & Fred, Lovelave, Sex and the City 2, Sex and the City, My One and Only, and Mr. 3000.

ZACH GRENIER (Mephistopheles). Off-Broadway: the original New York Theatre Workshop production of A Question of Mercy (Outstanding Artist, Drama League); Storefront Church (Lucille Lortel Award nom.) and Gabriel (Atlantic Theater Company); Stuff Happens (Ensemble Awards, Drama Desk and Drama League), Woyzeck, and Talk Radio (The Public Theater). Broadway: 33 Variations (Tony Award nom.); Man and Boy and A Man For All Seasons (Roundabout Theatre Company). Regional: title roles in Uncle Vanya and Tartuffe (Yale Repertory); Tartuffe (McCarter Theatre); Yvan in Art (Chicago's Royal George Theatre, Jefferson Award nom.). Film: Donnie Brasco, Ride with the Devil, Fight Club, Zodiac, Rescue Dawn, J. Edgar, Robocop. TV: currently David Lee on CBS's "The Good Wife," "C16:FBI," "Touching Evil," "Deadwood," "24," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Blast List," "Law and Order," "Worricker Trilogy: Turks & Caicos" and others. Member, Ensemble Studio Theatre.

ANDRE BELGRADER (Director) New York productions include: Ibsen's The Master Builder with John Turturro, and Beckett's End Game with John Turturro, Max Cassella, Alvin Epstein and Elaine Stritch at BAM. At CSC he has directed Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard with John Turturro and Dianne Wiest; Ramaeu's Nephew, an adaptation by Belgrader and Shelley Berc from Diderot with Tony Shalhoub; Scapin, a musical adaptation by Belgrader/Berc, music by Rusty Maggee with Stanley Tucci; and Waiting for Godot with John Turturro and Tony Shalhoub. He has directed both classical and contemporary plays at theatres such as The A.R.T., The Yale Rep., The Goodman, Seattle Rep., ACT, as well as in Europe. For Television he has directed several episodes of the sitcom "Coach" and many episodes of "Monk" for NBC/USA Network. He taught acting and directing at The Yale School of Drama, Juilliard, UCSD and currently teaches acting at USC.

Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy


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