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Roundabout's The Paris Letter begins Previews May 13th

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud present the New York premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's THE PARIS LETTER, directed by Doug Hughes. THE PARIS LETTER, featuring John Glover, Daniel Eric Gold, Jason Butler Harner, Michele Pawk and Ron Rifkin, will begin previews at the Laura Pels Theatre (Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre; 111 West 46th Street) on Friday, May 13th and officially opens on Sunday, June 12, 2005. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, August 7th, 2005.

THE PARIS LETTER is about sex, power and money. Wall Street powerhouse Sandy Sonnenberg (Rifkin) finds his personal and professional life threatened by the unraveling secrets of his past. A tragic game of financial and moral betrayal is played out over four decades and between two friends at the cost of family, friendship, love and marriage.

THE PARIS LETTER features Tony Award winner John Glover (Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion!, Roundabout's Give Me Your Answer, Do!), Daniel Eric Gold (Craig Lucas' Small Tragedy), Jason Butler Harner (Roundabout's Juno and the Paycock), Tony Award winner Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms, Roundabout's Cabaret) and Ron Rifkin, also returning to Roundabout where he won the Tony for his performance in Cabaret and appeared in A Month In The Country.

Playwright and screenwriter Jon Robin Baitz's most recent play My Beautiful Goddamn City premiered at this year's Tribeca Theatre Festival following the debut of Chinese Friends at Playwrights Horizons last season. Baitz's acclaimed adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, starring Kate Burton was produced on Broadway in 2001. His play The Substance of Fire was turned into a Miramax feature film starring Ron Rifkin and Sarah Jessica Parker, with a screenplay adapted by Baitz.

Doug Hughes returns to Roundabout where his work can currently be seen in Stephen Belber's McReele at the Laura Pels Theatre and on Broadway in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt (Tony Award Nomination, Best Direction of a Play). He earned 2004 Tony Award, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle nominations for his direction of Bryony Lavery's Frozen last season.

The award winning design team for THE PARIS LETTER includes John Lee Beatty (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and David Van Tieghem (Sound and Compositions).

The world premiere of THE PARIS LETTER opened on December 12, 2004 at the Mark Taper Forum's new Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles.


Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at, or at the box office at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Ticket prices range from $56.25 to $66.25. THE PARIS LETTER will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

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