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Full Cast Announced for Elaine May's After the Night and the Music at MTC

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce full casting for their upcoming world premiere production of AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC by Elaine May, directed by Daniel Sullivan.

The cast features Jeanne Berlin, Jere Burns, J. Smith Cameron, Brian Kerwin, Eddie Korbich

AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC is a world premiere by Elaine May about life in the new millennium, including middle-aged men longing to dance, married couples longing for sex and aging singles looking for love.

The creative team for AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC includes John Lee Beatty (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting), John Gromada (sound) and Randy Skinner (choreography).

The production opens Wednesday, June 1st on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Previews begin Thursday, April 28th.

Tickets ($79 - $26) for AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC are available by calling TeleCharge.com at 212-239-6200 or at www.telecharge.com or at the Biltmore Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street).

Visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com for more information.

BIOGRAPHIES

Elaine May (Playwright) began in Second City where she formed a successful partnership with Mike Nichols. The two appeared in clubs, on TV and on Broadway. After their split, Ms. May earned a Drama Desk Award for her play Adaptation, a one-act which she directed along with Terrence McNally's Next. She wrote, directed and starred in her first film, A New Leaf with Walter Matthau. She wrote and directed Mikey & Nicky, starring Peter Falk and John Cassavetes. She directed The Heartbreak Kid and received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay of Heaven Can Wait. Ms. May's acting credits in film include California Suite, Enter Laughing and In the Spirit. She reunited with Mike Nichols to write screenplays for The Birdcage and Primary Colors (British Academy Award) and joined with In the Spirit producer Julian Schlossberg to do Adult Entertainment, Death Defying Acts, Taller Than A Dwarf and Power Plays, in which she appeared with Alan Arkin.

Daniel Sullivan (Director) has directed in theatres both nationally and abroad. Current credits include Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington. He was recently represented on Broadway by Sight Unseen and Brooklyn Boy at MTC's Biltmore Theatre, The Retreat from Moscow, I'm Not Rappaport starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, and Proof for which he won a Tony® Award. Other Broadway productions include Morning's At Seven, Major Barbara, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Heidi Chronicles, Conversations With My Father, I'm Not Rappaport (also London and National tour), and Lincoln Center's Ah! Wilderness, The Sisters Rosensweig, and An American Daughter. Recent off-Broadway credits include In Real Life, Ten Unknowns, Spinning Into Butter, Dinner With Friends (also Geffen Playhouse), Proof, Far East, Psychopathia Sexualis, A Fair Country, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Substance of Fire (also Los Angeles), London Suite. From 1981 to 1997, Mr. Sullivan served as Artistic Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre, where he directed more than 60 productions including Uncle Vanya, Caucasian Chalk Circle, She Stoops To Conquer, Inspecting Carol, The Mandrake, The Wedding, As You Like It, Major Barbara among many others. He established Seattle Rep's new play program, developing new works by Jon Robin Baitz, Herb Gardner, A.R. Gurney, Arthur Miller, Wendy Wasserstein, Charlayne Woodard, and William Mastrosimone, among others. Mr. Sullivan's film and television credits include The Substance of Fire and the PBS presentation of "Far East." Mr. Sullivan teaches in the theatre department at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and serves as Associate Director at Lincoln Center Theatre.

JEANNIE BERLIN (Brittany/Joanne/Gail) began her acting career at the age of 14 in the Off-Broadway production of Rumplestiltskin. A few years later, director Arthur Penn cast her in Alice's Restaurant. After that, she appeared in Getting Straight, Portnoy's Complaint, Move, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Babymaker, Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York, and Power Plays. She co-starred with Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd in the Neil Stimon hit The Heartbreak Kid, directed by Elaine May, for which Ms. Berlin won the New York Film Critics' Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for an Academy Award. The last several years, Ms. Berlin has dedicated all her time to teaching, writing and directing, including her play The Party and Funny Wants Out co-written with Laurie Jones. Ms. Berlin appeared in the feature film In the Spirit, which was also co-written with Ms. Jones and co-starred Elaine May, Marlo Thomas, Peter Falk and Melanie Griffith. She last appeared Off-Broadway in Adult Entertainment, also written by Ms. May.

JERE BURNS (Sherman/Darryl) is making his Broadway debut in After the Night and the Music. Previous theatre credits include Diva at La Jolla Playhouse and Speed-the-Plow at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Film: What's Up Scarlet, Crocodile Dundee in L.A., The Calling, My Giant, Santa Fe, Greedy, Wired, Hit List, Beverly Hills Cop II, Tough & Go and Let's Get Harry. TV: "Good Morning Miami" "Dear John" (series regular), "Family Law," "Outer Limits," "Touched by an Angel," "Cover Me," "For Your Love," "Twice in a Lifetime," "Odd Man Out," "Vengeance Unlimited," "Something So Right," "The Mommies," "Bob," "Down the Shore," "Max Headroom". TV movies: "Life-Size," "Road Rage," "The Secret She Carried," "Eye of the Stalker," "Gambler Returns," "Perry Mason," "Turn Back the Clock".

J. Smith-Cameron (Gloria/Kathleen/Mitzi) is happy to be back at MTC, where she was last seen in Sarah, Sarah (Drama Desk award nomination) and Fuddy Meers (Outer Critics award nomination), which also played at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Other theatre credits include Dorine in Tartuffe (Broadway), Elmire in Tartuffe (NYSF), As Bees in Honey Drown (Obie Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations), Music From a Sparkling Planet, The Memory of Water, The Naked Truth (Drama Desk nomination), Blue Window, Night Must Fall (Broadway), and Our Country's Good (Tony award nomination). J. appeared last fall on "K Street" [HBO] and "Law & Order." She lives in New York City with her husband, playwright Kenneth Lonergan and their two year old daughter, Nellie.

BRIAN KERWIN (Mel/Ron) Broadway: Little Foxes at Lincoln Center. Off-Broadway: Raised in Captivity by Nicky Silver, One Shoe Off by Tina Howe, Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrence McNally. Regional: How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum, Strange Snow and The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers (directed by Jack O'Brien), both by Steven Metcalfe at San Diego's Old Globe, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (directed by Edward Albee) at L.A.'s Doolittle Theatre, Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein in L.A. Films: Jack, Torch Song Trilogy, Murphy's Romance, Love Field, Hard Promises, Getting Away with Murder, The Myth of Fingerprints and the Oscar-winning short Dear Diary. Television: lead role in Showtime's series "Beggers and Choosers," recurring roles on "Roseanne" and "Lobo;" mini-series: "The Blue and the Gray," "Switched at Birth," "The Chisholms;" movies-of-the-week: "Critical Choices," "Volcano: Fire on the Mountain," "Natica Jackson," "It Came from Outer Space."

Eddie Korbich (Keith) Broadway credits include Wicked, Seussical, Carousel (Lincoln Center), Singin' in the Rain and Sweeney Todd (Circle in the Square). Off-Broadway he appeared in Assassins, Godspell, The Gifts of the Magi, Flora The Red Menace, A Little Night Music, Eating Raoul and Takin'A Chance on Love (Obie Award). Regional theatre credits include Heaven Help Us!, The Gamester at St. Louis Rep., Dracula at North Shore Music Theatre, 3hree at The Ahmanson, George M! (George), Tintypes (Charlie), and Man of La Mancha (Sancho). National Tours: Show Boat (Frank) directed by Harold Prince and 42nd Street. Television credits include guest-starring roles on "Law and Order", "S.V.U.", "New York Undercover", "Mary and Rhoda", and "Out of the Box". Eddie does voices on the cartoons "Doug" and "P. B. and J. Otter" and appears in the feature films Jennifer 8 and Quiz Show.


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