Jeff McCarthy to Write The Front Page at Long Wharf in April

Jeff McCarthy--last seen on Broadway in Urinetown--will be featured in the Long Wharf Theatre's production of Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur's classic newsroom comedy The Front Page, which will run from April 5th through 30th, with an opening night set for April 13th. The Long Wharf is located in New Haven, CT.

The production will be directed by Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein, and will star McCarthy as Walter Burns. It will also feature Chris Henry Coffey (regional productions of The Violet Hour, A View from the Bridge) as Hildy Johnson, Stephen Lee Anderson as Woodenshoes/Pincus, Robert Ari as Mayor, Tom Aulino as Bensinger, Alyssa Bresnahan as Mollie Malloy, Robert Dorfman as Kruger, Jim Frangione as Murphy, Sheila Hickey Garvey as Mrs. Schlosser/Mrs. Grant, Bill Geisslinger as Endicott, Jerry Grayson as Louie, Susan Pourfar as Jennie/Peggy Grant, Don Sparks as McCue, Jeff Steitzer as Sheriff Hartman, Charlie Tirrell as Schwartz, and Todd Weeks as Earl Williams.

"Star reporter Hildy Johnson is ready to trade the pressure of big city journalism for marriage and an ad agency job. His editor will stop at nothing to keep his ace in the fold. An American classic, this whirlwind comedy is both a satire of, and homage to, the art of tabloid journalism and the lengths cunning reporters will go to scoop the competition," states the Long Wharf's website.

McCarthy originated the role of Officer Lockstock in Urinetown and has also been seen on Broadway in Side Show, Beauty and the Beast, Smile and Zorba.

The Front Page, which was written in 1927, will feature sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Stephen Strawbridge and sound by David Stephen Baker.

For tickets and more information, visit www.longwharf.org.

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