Roundabout's Pig Farm Announces Full Cast and Design Team

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents John Ellison Conlee, Katie Finneran, Logan Marshall-Green and Denis O'Hare in the co-world premiere (in collaboration with The Old Globe, San Diego, CA) of Greg Kotis's new comedy Pig Farm, directed by John Rando.

Pig Farm will begin previews on Friday, June 9, 2006 and will open officially on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, Off Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46 Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, September 3, 2006.

The design team for Pig Farm includes Scott Pask (sets), Gregory Gale (costumes), Brian MacDevitt (lights) and John Gromada (original music and sound design).

Under a pot-bellied sky on a struggling pig farm somewhere in America, Tom (John Ellison Conlee), Tina (Katie Finneran) and their hired hand Tim (Logan Marshall-Green) fight to hold onto everything they have – namely, a herd of fifteen thousand restless pigs. Dumping sludge into the river has driven Tom to drink, and Tim seems to have caught Tina's eye, but when Teddy (Denis O'Hare), an officer of the Environmental Protection Agency arrives to inspect the operation, life on The Farm explodes, implodes, then explodes again. Not literally, of course, but…you get the idea. From the Tony Award® winning team behind Urinetown, playwright Greg Kotis and director John Rando bring this absurdist, darkly comic exploration of pigs, sustainable agriculture, the federal government, mythic portrayals of American hero-types…and pigs to the Roundabout stage.

John Rando and Greg Kotis will collaborate once again following their Tony Award® winning musical Urinetown. John Rando received a 2002 Tony Award® for Best Direction of a Musical for Urinetown and has also helmed the Broadway productions of The Wedding Singer, The Dinner Party, A Thousand Clowns and Dance of the Vampires. Greg Kotis won 2002 Tony Awards® for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

Pig Farm marks John Ellison Conlee's second production with Roundabout Theatre Company, where he last appeared in the critically acclaimed revival of The Constant Wife in the summer of 2005. John was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance as Dave Bukatinsky in The Full Monty.

Pig Farm marks Tony Award® winner Katie Finneran's (Noises Off) third production with Roundabout Theatre Company, where she last starred on Broadway as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and also appeared Off-Broadway in Arms and the Man and You Never Can Tell for Roundabout. Finneran won a 2002 Tony Award® for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Brooke Ashton in Noises Off.

Pig Farm marks Tony Award® winner Denis O'Hare's (Take Me Out) fourth production with Roundabout Theatre Company, where he last appeared on Broadway in Assassins and received a 2004 Tony Award® nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He also appeared in Roundabout's Tony Award® winning revival of Cabaret and Major Barbara on Broadway and recently starred in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity where he won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Lead Actor in a Musical.

Logan Marshall-Green received a 2005 Lortel nomination for his performance in Neil LaBute's The Distance >From Here and recently appeared Off-Broadway in Bert Royal's Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. He is best known to television audiences as "Trey Atwood" on the hit series "The O.C." and "Richard Heller" on "24."

The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Pig Farm is a co-World premiere in collaboration with The Old Globe, San Diego, CA.

BIOGRAPHIES

John Ellison Conlee (Tom). Broadway: Mortimer Durham in The Constant Wife, Dave Bukatinsky in The Full Monty (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), 1776. Off Broadway: The Bald Soprano, The Butter and Egg Man, Once in a Lifetime (Atlantic Theater Company); The Green Heart (MTC), Hundreds of Hats (WPA), So Close (Walkerspace), Measure for Measure, Merry Wives of Windsor, Two Gentlemen from Verona, and Henry VIII with the NYSF in the park. As You Like It, The Rivals, The Taming of the Shrew and Threepenny Opera at Williamstown. TV: "Law & Order", "Spin City", "Third Watch", "Liberty" (PBS), "My Sexiest Mistake". Film: Trust The Man, Kinsey, Serendipity, So Close, Stephanie Daly and Dedication.

Katie Finneran (Tina) received the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in the Broadway revival of Noises Off. Her other Broadway appearances include Cabaret (for the Roundabout), The Iceman Cometh, Neil Simon's Proposals, The Heiress, In the Summer House, My Favorite Year, Two Shakespearean Actors and On Borrowed Time. Her Off-Broadway credits include Arms and the Man (for the Roundabout), Bosoms and Neglect, You Never Can Tell (for the Roundabout), A Fair Country, and the Encores! production of Lil' Abner. She made her West End debut in the London premiere of Fuddy Meers. On television, Katie was seen most recently on the series The Inside. Her other series credits include Wonderfalls, Bram and Alice, and Frasier. She will be seen in the forthcoming feature films Angel from Montgomery and Walk the Talk. Katie was also seen in Bewitched, Liberty Heights, You've Got Mail, The Perfect Woman and Night of the Living Dead.

Logan Marshall-Green (Tim) Theater: New York: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Swimming in the Shallows, The Distance from Here (2004 Drama Desk Award Winner for Best Ensemble & Lucille Lortel nomination for best featured actor), Turn of the ScreW. Williamstown: Bus Stop, Street Scene, Skin of Our Teeth, The Blue Bird, Up Ubu, Turn of the Screw, Light Up the Sky, Tonight at 8:30, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Servant of Two Masters, Xanadu. Film: Across the Universe, The Kindness of Strangers and The Great Raid. Television: "The O.C.," "24", "Law and Order" and "Law and Order: SVU". Logan holds an MFA from NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program.

Denis O'Hare (Teddy) won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Lead Actor in a Musical and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in Sweet Charity. Previously, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the Roundabout's revival of Assassins and won the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Clarence Derwent Award for Take Me Out. His other Broadway appearances include the revivals of Major Barbara and Cabaret, both for the Roundabout and the Lincoln Center production of Racing Demon. Off-Broadway, O'Hare received the Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Take Me Out. His other Off-Broadway credits include Vienna Lustahaus - Revisited (NYTW), Helen (NYSF), 10 Unknowns (LCT), The Devils (NYTW), Silence, Cunning, Exile, Wyzeck (NYSF), The Arabian Nights (MTC), Lonely Planet (Circle Rep), and Hauptmann, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination. Regionally, he has been seen in Macbeth (Hartford Stage), Romeo & Juliet (Center Stage), Revelers, The Clearing (NYS&F), Wonderful Tennessee (McCarter), Paddywack (Long Wharf), Waiting for Godot, Dancing at Lughnasa (Goodman/Arena Stage), Haputmann (Jeff Award), Voice of the Prairie (Wisdom Bridge - Jeff Award), The Iceman Cometh (Goodman), Caucasian Chalk Circle and What the Butler Saw (Court). London appearances include Never the Sinner (Playhouse) and Take Me Out (Donmar Warehouse). On television, in addition to numerous episodic appearances, O'Hare has been seen in the remake of "Once Upon a Mattress" for Disney and in the HallMark Hall of Fame television movie "St. Maybe." O'Hare's film roles include Derailed, Heights, 21 Grams, Garden State, The Anniversary Party, Hamlet and Sweet & Lowdown. He will be seen in the forthcoming films Angel, Rocket Science, Stephanie Daley, Awake and Michael Clayton.

John Rando (Director) is the Tony Award winning director of Urinetown. He recently helmed the Broadway musical version of The Wedding Singer. Other Broadway credits include Neil Simon's The Dinner Party, Dance of the Vampires, and the revival of A Thousand Clowns. Mr. Rando achieved prominence in New York as director of the David Ives' comedies Mere Mortals (Primary Stages, John Houseman Theatre) and Ancient History/English Made Simple (Primary Stages), as well as Lives of the Saints (Philadelphia Theatre Company and Berkshire Theatre Festival). Mr. Rando also directed the New York premiere of Ives' Polish Joke at Manhattan Theatre Club. For City Center's Encores! series, he directed concert versions of: The Pajama Game, Do Re Mi, and Strike up the Band. Additional Off-Broadway credits include Urinetown (American Theatre of Actors), Peter Ackerman's Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (Promenade Theatre) and Comedy of Errors (The Acting Company).

Greg Kotis (Playwright) wrote the book and co-wrote the lyrics for Urinetown The Musical, for which he won two Tony Awards in 2002. His new play, Pig Farm, will have co-premieres at The Roundabout Theatre in New York City, and The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, in July and September of 2006 respectively. Currently, he is developing two new musicals including Yeast Nation (the triumph of life), an original story that tells the tale of the dawn of life on Earth, and The Man In The White Suit, a musical version of the 1951 Alec Guiness film. Other plays include Eat the Taste, Jobey and Katherine, Baron Von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards, and Give the People What They Want. Greg lives in Brooklyn with his wife Ayun, his daughter India, and his son Milo.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets t0 Roundabout Theatre Company's 40th anniversary season production of Pig Farm will be available beginning May 14th by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre box office (111 West 46th St). Ticket prices range from $56.25 to $66.25. Pig Farm will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country's leading not-for-profit theatres. The company contributes invaluably to New York's cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today's audiences.

The 2005-2006 season marks the Roundabout Theatre Company's 40th anniversary.

The company's 2005-2006 season, under the continuing leadership of Artistic Director Todd Haimes, is dedicated to the community of artists and loyal audience members who have made Roundabout one of New York's most popular not-for-profit cultural institutions.

Roundabout Theatre Company productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; New York State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. The Westin Hotel is the official hotel of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

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