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Photo Flash: The Cast of IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) present Laura Benanti, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Michael Cerveris, Maria Dizzia, Thomas Jay Ryan, Wendy Rich Stetson, and Chandler Williams in its upcoming production of IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, to be directed by Les Waters.

Due to the ongoing run of LCT's award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, directed by Bartlett Sher at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play will be presented on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater (149 West 45 Street) where it will begin performances Thursday, October 22. Opening night is Thursday, November 19.

IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play, which had its world premiere this past winter at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, is a comedy about marriage, intimacy and electricity. Set at the dawn of the age of electricity; the play centers on a doctor and his wife (to be played by Laura Benanti and Michael Cerveris) and how his experimental therapy affects their entire household. The production will have sets by Annie Smart, costumes by David Zinn, lighting by Russell Champa, sound by Bray Poor and original music by Jonathan Bell.

Sarah Ruhl returns to Lincoln Center Theater where she made her New York debut with her play The Clean House. Her other plays include Dead Man's Cell Phone, Demeter in the City, Eurydice, Late: a cowboy song, Melancholy Play, Orlando and Passion Play: a cycle. Her work has also been produced in New York at Playwrights Horizons and the Second Stage and nationally at many theaters including the Goodman, Yale Rep and the Woolly Mammoth Theaters. Les Waters, an Obie Award winning director, is the associate artistic director of Berkeley Rep. His New York credits include productions at BAM. the Manhattan Theatre Club, CSC, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Second Stage Theater and Signature Theatre Company.

This fall, in addition to IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play and Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, Lincoln Center Theater, which is currently celebrating its 25th Year, will be presenting BROKE-OLOGY, a new play by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Thomas Kail, beginning on Thursday, September 10 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. In addition, this fall LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's new programming initiative devoted to the work of new playwrights, directors and designers will present WHAT ONCE WE FELT the first of three productions of its second season at The Duke on 42nd Street beginning Monday, October 26.


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