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Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING

The New Group continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the New York Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, by Joel Drake Johnson, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. This production features Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays January 27 - March 22, 2015, with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The cast just met the press and you can check out photos from the festivities below!

Despite their differences, Ileen and Jaclyn have developed a real bond in the six months they've worked together at the front desk of Dr. Williams' office. When the doctor decides to get rid of Jaclyn, he enlists Ileen to help him find fault with her. Jaclyn, sensing betrayal, turns the tables, unleashing a chilling power struggle in this incisive and crisply funny look at the unspoken tensions buried inside our "post-racial" America. Rasheeda Speaking features Patricia Conolly (Rose), Darren Goldstein (Dr. Williams), Tonya Pinkins (Jaclyn) and Dianne Wiest (Ileen).

The New Group opened its 20th Anniversary Season with David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, directed by Scott Elliott and featuring Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman, currently playing in a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 14. Rasheeda Speaking marks the second production in The New Group 2014-2015 Season, to be followed by the world premiere of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott (previews begin May 2015).

Tickets may be arranged at www.thenewgroup.org, or by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 West 42nd Street (12-8pm daily). Regular tickets are $77.00. Premium tickets are $97.00. Rasheeda Speaking plays as follows: Tuesday - Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm; with Wednesday matinees at 2:00pm from February 18 through March 22.

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
'Rasheeda Speaking'

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Joel Drake Johnson

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Dianne Wiest

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Dianne Wiest

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Patricia Conolly, Dianne Wiest, Tonya Pinkins and Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Tonya Pinkins, Dianne Wiest, playwright Joel Drake Johnson, director Cynthia Nixon, Patricia Conolly, and Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
New Group executive director Adam Bernstein, Dianne Wiest, playwright Joel Drake Johnson, director Cynthia Nixon, Tonya Pinkins, Patricia Conolly, New Group artistic director Scott Elliott and Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Joel Drake Johnson

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Joel Drake Johnson

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Dianne Wiest

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Dianne Wiest

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Patricia Conolly

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Patricia Conolly

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Joel Drake Johnson

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Joel Drake Johnson

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Dianne Wiest

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Dianne Wiest

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of New Group's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
Cynthia Nixon


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