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Murray and Paulson Shiver in MCC's Colder Than Here

Brian Murray and Sarah Paulson have signed on to appear with Judith Light and Lily Rabe in the Manhattan Class Company's production of Colder Than Here, a new play by Laura Wade (Breathing Corpses). They will join the previously-announced stars in the off-Broadway drama, which will run from September 7th through October 15th at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher St.)

Directed by Abigail Morris (who helmed the show at London's Soho Theatre), the show will feature Light ("Who's the Boss?," off-Bway's Wit, Sorrows and Rejoicings) as Myra, a terminally-ill housewife who turns her organizational skills from homekeeping to her own funeral arrangements. Rabe (Steel Magnolias) and Paulson will portray Myra's daughters in the show, while Murray will play her husband Alec.

Murray previously appeared at MCC in 2003's Scattergood. A Tony-nominee for the last revival of The Crucible as well as for the original production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and the 1997 revival of The Little Foxes, he has been featured in 19 Broadway plays. His credits also include The Rivals, Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night, Racing Demon, Blithe Spirit, Arsenic and Old Lace, Noises Off, Da and Sleuth.

Paulson played the fragile Laura in the revival of The Glass Menagerie. She has been seen in Killer Joe and Talking Pictures off-Broadway, and her film credits include Down With Love, What Women Want and The Other Sister. She has appeared on such TV series as "Jack & Jill," "Leap of Faith," and most recently, "Deadwood."

MCC's 2005-2006 season will also include a production of Glen Berger's The Wooden Breeks (directed by Tony Award-winner Gerry Hynes) and Jo Bonney's staging of Neil LaBute's new play, Swallowing Bicycles.

To order a subscription for the upcoming MCC season, call (212) 279-4200. For more information, visit www.mcctheater.com.


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