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Veanne Cox, Adam LeFevre & More Join Betty Buckley for Signature Theatre's THE OLD FRIENDS; Tickets Now On Sale

Veanne Cox, Adam LeFevre & More Join Betty Buckley for Signature Theatre's THE OLD FRIENDS; Tickets Now On Sale

Signature Theatre has announced that complete casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the World Premiere of Horton Foote's THE OLD FRIENDS, directed by Michael Wilson. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs August 20 through September 29, 2013 with a September 12 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).

The cast includes Tony Award-winner Betty Buckley (Sunset Boulevard, Cats) as Gertrude Hayhurst Sylvester Ratliff, Tony Award-nominee Veanne Cox (A Free Man of Color, La Cage aux Folles) as Julia Price, Adam LeFevre (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Albert Price, Tony Award-nominee HAllie Foote (The Orphans' Home Cycle, Dividing the Estate) as Sibyl Borden, Sean Lyons (Gore Vidal's The Best Man) as Tom Underwood, Novella Nelson (It's Kind of a Funny Story, Purlie) as Hattie, Melle Powers ("Chappelle's Show") as Catherine, Cotter Smith (Next Fall) as Howard Ratliff and Tony Award-nominee Lois Smith (Heartless, The Trip to Bountiful) as Mamie Borden.

In this World Premiere play by Signature Legacy Playwright Horton Foote, matriarch Mamie Borden and the remaining members of two longtime Texas farming families await a visit from Mamie's son Hugo and his wife Sybil. When Sybil arrives with alarming news, old friends on opposing sides must confront the issues surrounding legacy, loyalty, and the meaning of happiness that have hounded them for generations. Helmed by Michael Wilson, director of Signature's acclaimed 2009 production of The Orphans' Home Cycle and the current critically acclaimed Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful, THE OLD FRIENDS is an absorbing and vital chapter in Foote's beloved, distinctly American body of work.

The design team includes Jeff Cowie (Scenic Design), David C. Woolard (Costume Design), Rui Rita (Lighting Design), John Gromada (Sound Design), Paul Huntley (Wig & Hair Design), Gillian Lane-Plesica (Dialect Coach), Mark Olsen (Fight Director). Casting by Telsey + Company, William Cantler CSA. Cole P. Bonenberger is Production Stage Manager.

To purchase tickets for all Signature Productions, call the Signature Theatre Box Office (212-244-7529) or visit signaturetheatre.org.

Tickets to the initial runs of all Signature Productions at The Pershing Square Signature Center are $25, part of the groundbreakingSignature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access, a program that guarantees affordable and accessible tickets to every Signature production through 2031. Serving as a model for theatres and performing arts organizations across the country, the Initiative was founded in 2005 and is made possible by lead partner The Pershing Square Foundation. Additional support provided by Founding Sponsor Time Warner Inc., Margot Adams, the Ford Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Photo by: Walter McBride


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