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Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre

Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION, directed by Michael Mayer opened on Sunday, June 5, 2011. The production will play through Sunday, July 17, 2011, having extended one week. THE ILLUSION began previews Tuesday, May 17 at the Peter Norton Space. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening and brings you photo coverage below!

THE ILLUSION features Peter Bartlett (The Drowsy Chaperone, "One Life to Live"), Sean Dugan (Next Fall, "Oz"), David Margulies (Conversations With My Father, Wonderful Town), Amanda Quaid (Equus, Banished Children of Eve), Lois Smith (The Trip to Bountiful, "True Blood"), Henry Stram (Inherit the Wind, See What I Wanna See), Merritt Wever ("Nurse Jackie", Tiny Furniture) and Finn Wittrock ("All My Children", The Age of Iron.)

THE ILLUSION features scenic design by Christine Jones, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Bray Poor, music by Nico Muhly, fight direction by Rick Sordelet and hair and wig design by Tom Watson. Production Stage Manager is Paul J. Smith.

A lawyer, facing mortality, desperate to find the son he drove away years before, travels in the dead of night to a mysterious cave. There he engages the services of a wizard, who conjures up visions of the romantic, adventurous, perilous life the lawyer's son has been living since his father expelled him from home. THE ILLUSION, freely adapted from Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique, is Kushner's most joyfully theatrical play, a wildly entertaining tale of passion and regret, of love, disillusionment and magic.

Signature, its productions and its resident writers have been recognized with a Pulitzer Prize, thirteen Lucille Lortel Awards, fifteen Obie Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, and twenty-two AUDELCO Awards, among many other distinctions. The National Theatre Conference recognized the company as the 2003 Outstanding National Theatre of the Year.

For more information on Signature and tickets to the production, visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Dallas Roberts

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Dallas Roberts & Christine Johnson

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Tony Kushner & Edward Norton

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Stephen Wallem

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Dominic Fumusa, Merritt Wever & Stephen Wallem

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Merritt Wever & Stephen Wallem

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Merritt Wever

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Merritt Wever & Sean Dugan

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Sean Dugan

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Michael Mayer & Carla Gugino

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Michael Mayer, Tony Kusher & James Houghton

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Finn Wittrock

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Michael Mayer & James Houghton

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Dominic Fumusa & Ilana Levine

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Danielle Skraastad

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Lois Smith, David Margulies & Henry Stram

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Lois Smith & David Margulies

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Amanda Quaid

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Peter Bartlett

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Molly Price

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Brenda Wehle, Molly Price & Stephen Spinella

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Michael Greif & K.Todd Freeman

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Ruben Santiago Hudson

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre
Young Jean Lee

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre


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