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East Coast Premiere Of THE BOOK OF JOSEPH Becomes The Highest-grossing Show In Everyman Theatre History

Having previously broken Everyman Theatre's all-time advance sales record, The Book of Joseph (on stage through June 10) has now achieved a new box office feat, unseating August Wilson's Fences as the theatre's highest-grossing play in 28 years-with 13 performances still to go including an added weeknight on June 5.

The mysterious discovery of a dusty old suitcase hidden away reveal pieces to a much larger puzzle-and a sweeping family history kept secret for generations-in The Book of Joseph, by acclaimed playwright Karen Hartman, based on the life of Joseph A. Hollander and his family. Following a trail of clues spanning Baltimore, Poland and beyond, a family's origin story zooms into focus and an uncharted legacy is regained. Combining documentary and drama with a sprawling cast and breathtaking set design, the thrilling new play is directed by Everyman Theatre Associate Artistic Director Noah Himmelstein.

The cast for The Book of Joseph includes Resident Company members Megan Anderson* (Dola, Vita), Danny Gavigan* (Joseph), Beth Hylton* (Klara, Felicja), Wil Love* (Salo, Court Officer, Stanley Diana, Elderly Arnold) and Bruce Randolph Nelson* (Richard). Also featured are Helen Hedman* (Berta, Miss Blaustein), Bari Hochwald* (Mania, Court Interpreter, Iris), Elliott Kashner (Craig) and Hannah Kelly (Genka, Boy Arnold).

The artistic team for The Book of Joseph includes Daniel Ettinger (Set Design), David Burdick (Costume Design), Cory Pattak (Lighting Design), Elisheba Ittoop (Sound Design & Composition), Caite Hevner (Projection Design) and Gary Logan (Dialects).

The Book of Joseph runs through June 10, 2018. Tickets ($10-65) are now on sale online (, by phone (410.752.2208), or at the Everyman Theatre Box Office (315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD).

About Everyman Theatre:
Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a Resident Company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent M. Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone. The theatre strives to engage, inspire and transform artists, audiences and community through theatre of the highest artistic standards and is committed to embodying the promise of its name, Everyman Theatre.

The Book of Joseph is produced by Lawrence Yumkas and Miriam Fisher, and co-produced by Carol Sandler, with media support from WBAL and the Baltimore Jewish Times. The 2017/18 Season is generously sponsored by LifeBridge Health, with media support from The Baltimore Sun Media Group and WYPR. Everyman Theatre is supported in part by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences.

Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, the Market Center Merchants Association and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Vincent M. Lancisi is the Founding Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre; Jonathan K. Waller is the Managing Director. For information about Everyman Theatre, visit, call 410.752.2208, or connect via Facebook (@everymantheatremd), Twitter (@everymantheatre), YouTube (@everymantheatre) and Instagram (@everymantheatre).

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