GOD OF CARNAGE Cancels Today's Matinee, Gandolfini Vocal Rest Cited as Cause, Evening Show Will Go On
GOD OF CARNAGE will cancel the matinee today, Wednesday March 11th as the result of star James Gandolfini's need for vocal rest.
A production representative for the show issued the following statement, "today's matinee of GOD OF CARNAGE will be cancelled because James Gandolfini's doctor wants him to rest his voice. There will be a performance tonight".
Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden star in GOD OF CARNAGE, the new play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by Matthew Warchus, will open on Broadway at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street) on Sunday March 22.
Previews began on February 28.
The play comes to Broadway after a sold-out Oliver Award winning run in London's West End in 2008.
The London critics raved about GOD OF CARNAGE: The Times called it "tense, edgy and funny" and praised Reza's "incisive observation, acerbic wit and shrewd humor." The Daily Telegraph called it "a crackling night" and The Daily Mail called the play "terrific stuff ." The Daily Express said it was "a triumph" and The International Herald Tribune proclaimed "'God of Carnage' is an expert piece of stagecraft and savagely funny."
GOD OF CARNAGE reunites the creative team that staged the Tony Award-winning Best Play, Art. Designed by Mark Thompson (sets and costumes), with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker & Chris Cronin, the play has music by Gary Yershon.
GOD OF CARNAGE is a comedy of manners without the manners. The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it.
Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com or in person at the Jacobs Theatre box office, 242 West 45th Street. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.
Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $116.50.
The performance schedule for GOD OF CARNAGE is Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Please note that beginning the week of March 23, the performance Tuesday performances are at 7:00pm.
Photo by Joan Marcus