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Tom Pelphrey & Gordon Joseph Weiss Join Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell FOOL FOR LOVE

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Fool for Love by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Obie Award winnerDaniel Aukin.

Previously announced Tony Award winner Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell will be joined by Emmy Award winner Tom Pelphrey (By The Water at MTC, End of the Rainbow) and Tony Award nominee Gordon Joseph Weiss (Fool For Love at Williamstown, Ghetto).

Single tickets for Fool for Love go on sale today at noon by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com. MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street) will open for ticket sales on Monday, August 24.

The limited engagement of Fool for Love begins previews Tuesday, September 15 and opens Thursday, October 8 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other? Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC; 4,000 Miles), Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard's (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.

Fool for Love is presented in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.

The creative team for Fool for Love includes Dane Laffrey (scenic design), Anita Yavich (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Ryan Rumery (sound design), David S. Leong (movement and fights).

TOM PELPHREY (Martin). Theatre: By the Water (MTC); End of the Rainbow (Broadway, The Guthrie); Mauritius (Dorset); The Lion in Winter (New Jersey Shakespeare); In God's Hat (Apothecary); My Italy Story (Mile Square); A New Television Arrives, Finally (Shetler);The Subject Was Roses (Penguin Repertory Theatre); Crazy Eights (EST). Television: "Black Box," "The Following," "Blue Bloods," "Body of Proof," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: SVU," "CSI: Miami," "The Ghost Whisperer," "Numb3rs," and "The Guiding Light" (2006, 2008 Daytime Emmy winner). Film:: SAM, Lucky Number, Turtle Island, Anchors, Excuse Me for Living, Tiger Lily Road, Junction,The Girl is in Trouble, Birds of America. Pelphrey can be seen as a series regular on the critically acclaimed series "Banshee" on Cinemax .

GORDON JOSEPH WEISS (The Old Man) is honored to be making his MTC debut and to have moved with this production from the 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival. Broadway credits include: Sly Fox, The Life, Jelly's Last Jam,The Visit, Ghetto (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations), Raggedy Ann, King of Hearts, Goodtime Charley, and Jumpers. Regional credits include leading roles in: Anna Christie;Tartuffe; A Christmas Carol; Tobacco Road (Triad Stage); Queen of the Rebels; The Investigation; Murder of Issac (Baltimore Center Stage); Inherit The Wind (Fords Theatre); Airline Highway (Steppenwolf); A Behanding in Spokane (WHAT); A Moon For The Misbegotten(Virginia Stage /Merrimack Rep); Kiss Me, Kate (Papermill); King of Hearts (Goodspeed); King Lear, Treasure Island, and Between The Lines (ATL). Television: numerous guest star appearances on "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "NYPD Blue," "Spin City," "Third Watch," "NY Undercover," and The Adventures of Pete and Pete." Film: Annie (remake), All is Bright, Howard Stern's Private Parts, Lustre,Awakenings, The Undeserved, and Reversal of Fortune.



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