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MTC Announces World Premiere of 'To Be Or Not To Be'

Manhattan Theatre Club announced today that it will be hosting the world premiere of the play To Be Or Not To Be written by Nick Whitby and directed by Casey Nicholaw. Previews will begin on Thursday, September 11, 2008 and opening night is scheduled for October 2nd, 2008

At the Polski Theatre in 1939 Warsaw, Joseph and Maria Tura are about to open yet another smash with their theatrical troupe. As the German invasion gets underway, the theatre is closed by the censors, forcing the troupe to face desperate times. But when a handsome young bomber pilot enlists their help to catch a spy, what is a group of actors to do? This hilarious black comedy is an ingenious commentary on the World War II era and an inspired tribute to the timeless joys of the theatre.

 TO BE OR NOT TO BE is by Nick Whitby based on the 1942 motion picture To Be Or Not To Be. This will mark Whitby’s New York playwrighting debut. The world premiere production will be helmed by three time Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone, Monty Python’s Spamalot) 

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