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'The Country Girl' Gets Ready To Close

Clifford Odets's THE COUNTRY GIRL, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Morgan Freeman, Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher, is now in the last three weeks of its limited engagement on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). The final performance is July 20th. The production began performances on April 3rd and opened on April 27th. It will have played 25 previews and 96 regular performances.

The cast also features Remy Auberjonois (Frost/Nixon), Anna Camp (The Scene at Second Stage), Joe Roland (off-Broadway's On The Line), Lucas Caleb Rooney (Henry IV at Lincoln Center), and Chip Zien (Into the Woods).

The creative team is composed of Tony Award winner Tim Hatley (scenic design), Academy Award nominee Albert Wolsky (costume design), Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (lighting design), ACME Sound Partners (sound design) and David BrIan Brown (hair design). Material revision is by Jon Robin Baitz.

Tickets are available via Telecharge on the internet at or by phone at (212) 239-6200.  Ticket prices range from $76.50 - $100.

The first major New York production in more than thirty years, THE COUNTRY GIRL is a classic backstage story.  The title character, Georgie (Frances McDormand), is married to actor Frank Elgin (Morgan Freeman), once a great theatre star, now down on his luck.  When Frank is offered a major role by hotshot director Bernie Dodd (Peter Gallagher), he has the chance to make a major comeback. For more information please visit

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