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Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons & Stephen Spinella Take Opening Night Bows in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN!

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The Velocity of Autumn is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, "Roseanne") and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, "24"), is directed by Molly Smith and opened last night, April 21, 2014 at the Booth Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and below you can check out photos from the first curtain call!

This limited Broadway engagement of The Velocity of Autumn follows a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC's Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the fall of 2013.

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN swirls around Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. In Alexandra's corner are her wit, her volcanic passion and the fact that she's barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block. But her children have their own secret weapon: estranged son Chris who returns after 20 years, crawls through Alexandra's second floor window, and becomes the family's unlikely mediator. No sooner are the words "Hi, Mom" uttered than the emotional bombs start detonating. The Velocity of Autumn, written by Eric Coble and directed by Molly Smith, is a wickedly funny and wonderfully touching discovery of the fragility and ferocity of life.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

The Velocity of Autumn
Stephen Spinella

The Velocity of Autumn
Stephen Spinella

The Velocity of Autumn
Estelle Parsons

The Velocity of Autumn
Molly Smith, Stephen Spinella

The Velocity of Autumn
Molly Smith, Estelle Parsons

The Velocity of Autumn
Stephen Spinella, Estelle Parsons

The Velocity of Autumn
Estelle Parsons

The Velocity of Autumn
Stephen Spinella, Estelle Parsons

The Velocity of Autumn
Eric Coble, Molly Smith, Stephen Spinella, Estelle Parsons

The Velocity of Autumn
Eric Coble, Molly Smith, Stephen Spinella, Estelle Parsons

The Velocity of Autumn
Stephen Spinella, Estelle Parsons

The Velocity of Autumn
Estelle Parsons


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