Harvey Fierstein Visits First Regional Production of A CATERED AFFAIR

Harvey Fierstein Visits First Regional Production of A CATERED AFFAIR

During a recent stop in Atlanta on his National Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Broadway star Harvey Fierstein made a stop at the Aurora Theatre for the first regional production of his show, A CATERED AFFAIR, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. Fierstein attended the Friday morning performance and offered the audience a talkback session following the performance.

In an interview with the Post, Fierstein said of the show, "It was fun. You know what's coming next, of course, you know what the music is, you know that, but it's a different production, different actors. It's always interesting to see what actors decide to do with different roles, what they think is important and what they put into it. It was very interesting. It makes you feel good to know that the work that you did will live on after you."

To read the full article from the Gwinnett Daily Post, click here.

n 2008, A Catered Affair was performed on Broadway by an all-star. This funny, poignant and oh-so-human tale of love and marriage began its magnificent journey into regional theatre with its post-Broadway debut on March 4th at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. The show will run through March 28th.

Set in the Bronx in 1953, A Catered Affair chronicles a blue-collar family, the Hurleys, who must decide whether to spend their life savings on a taxicab business or on the wedding of their only daughter, Janey. Based on Paddy Chayefsky's original teleplay and the Turner Entertainment film that was written by Gore Vidal, A Catered Affair was adapted for the stage by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstien with music and lyrics by John Bucchino. This hit musical was nominated for 3 Tony awards and 12 Drama Desk awards.

Aurora Theatre has assembled its own all-star cast for the show with Anthony Rodriguez (Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director), as father of the bride Tom Hurley. Ingrid Cole, best known to Atlanta audiences from the long running hit Menopause the Musical, will make her Aurora debut as Aggie, the mother of the bride. Uncle Winston will be portrayed by Glenn Rainey (7 years on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast) who most recently delighted Aurora Theatre audiences as the lovable gangster in Kiss Me, Kate. Also joining the cast are Laura Floyd (Smoke on the Mountain - Theatre in the Square; Beyond the Rainbow - Georgia Ensemble Theatre) and Jeremy Wood (National Tour of Ring of Fire, Grease). They will be under the direction of Freddie Ashley (Artistic Director Actor's Express) who directed Camelot, Aurora's inaugural show in their new venue. Mr. Ashley will be reunited with his Camelot collaborators; musical director Ann-Carol Pence (Aurora Theatre Associate Producer) and choreographer Ricardo Aponte (Kiss Me, Kate, Christmas Canteen).

"There are many beautiful shows that are destined to have a very successful life at the regional level. A Catered Affair is the powerful story about really good people and that is not always the type of show that speaks to the cynicism of New York audiences," said Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence. "A Catered Affair charts the course for the next decade of Aurora programming. We have a commitment to bringing new musicals to life."

Performances of A CATERED AFFAIR take place Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm. Tickets range in price from $23 to $27 and may be purchased online at www.auroratheatre.com or by calling the box office at 678-226-6222.

For more information, visit www.auroratheatre.com.

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