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Glover, Gold, Pace, Pawk and Rifkin to Star in The Paris Letter

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to announce that John Glover, Daniel Eric Gold, Lee Pace, Michele Pawk and Ron Rifkin will appear in the New York premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's THE PARIS LETTER, directed by Doug Hughes. THE PARIS LETTER will begin previews at the Laura Pels Theatre (Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre; 111 West 46th Street) on Friday, May 13th and officially opens on Thursday, June 9, 2005. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, August 7th, 2005.

THE PARIS LETTER is about sex, power and money. Wall Street powerhouse Sandy Sonenberg (Rifkin) finds his personal and professional life threatened by the unraveling secrets of his past. A tragic game of financial and moral betrayal is played out over four decades and between two friends at the cost of family, friendship, love and marriage.

THE PARIS LETTER features Tony Award winner John Glover (Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion!, Roundabout's Give Me Your Answer, Do!), Daniel Eric Gold (Craig Lucas' Small Tragedy), Golden Globe Award nominated actor Lee Pace (the Sundance hit film Soldier's Girl), Tony Award winner Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms, Roundabout's Cabaret) and Ron Rifkin, also returning to Roundabout where he won the Tony for his performance in Cabaret and appeared in A Month In The Country.

Playwright and screenwriter Jon Robin Baitz's most recent play My Beautiful Goddamn City premiered at this year's Tribeca Theatre Festival following the debut of Chinese Friends at Playwrights Horizons last season. Baitz's acclaimed adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, starring Kate Burton was produced on Broadway in 2001. His play The Substance of Fire was turned into a Miramax feature film starring Ron Rifkin and Sarah Jessica Parker, with a screenplay adapted by Baitz.

Doug Hughes returns to Roundabout where his work can currently be seen in Stephen Belber's McReele at the Laura Pels Theatre and on Broadway in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt. He earned 2004 Tony Award ©, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle nominations for his direction of Bryony Lavery's Frozen last season.

The award winning design team for THE PARIS LETTER includes John Lee Beatty (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and David Van Tieghem (Sound and Compositions).

The world premiere of THE PARIS LETTER opened on December 12, 2004 at the Mark Taper Forum's new Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org, or at the box office at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Ticket prices range from $56.25 to $66.25. THE PARIS LETTER will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country's leading not-for-profit theatres. The company contributes invaluably to New York's cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today's audiences.

The 2004-05 season marks an extraordinary time in Roundabout's history. The theatre has finally secured three permanent theatres each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout's mission. The off Broadway home, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre's Laura Pels Theatre with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays while the grandeur of its Broadway home, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.

Roundabout Theatre Company is supported with public funds from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; New York State Council on the Arts; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major support for The Paris Letter provided by The Laura Pels Foundation. American Airlines is the official airline of the Roundabout Theatre Company. The Westin Hotel is the official hotel of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

www.roundabouttheatre.org


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