TRU Coming to Hollywood Fringe Festival
The award winning Chromolume Theatre will partner with Michael-Anthony Nozzi and Robert Morse on bringing the Tony Award winning Tru to life for six performances only as part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote. stage veteran Michael-Anthony Nozzi plays the prolific Truman Capote as he takes us on a journey through writer's final days. An excerpt from Answered Prayers just hit Esquire Magazine and Capote inadvertently exposed his long time confidants, famed Manhattan socialites Babe Paley and Slim Keith. With both Paley and Keith turning the backs on Capote, he is now alone and lonely, passing the time with pills, vodka, marijuana, and chocolate truffles, all the while musing about his checkered life and career.
Mr. Nozzi previously performed his production of Tru for the Primitive Stage in Woodland Hills. When asked what captivated him the most about bringing Tru to life he replied "It was the chance to work with Tony and Emmy Award winner Robert Morse who has been my idol for 40 years and to recreate the role Mr. Morse originated on Broadway." Mr. Nozzi's impressive theatrical career has spanned over 50 years ranging from acting (Sugar, Two by Two, Harvey & Man of La Mancha), directing/choreographing (Gypsy and A Chorus Line) and scenic design (Doubt, NAACP Theatre Award nominee). As an actor, Mr. Nozzi shared the stage with such iconic legends as Milton Berle, Shelly Winters, Vivian Blaine, Robert Alda, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Jean Stapleton.
Robert Morse is thrilled to direct this production of Tru for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. He won the 1990 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for originating the role of Truman Capote in Tru which ran on Broadway for 297 performances at The Booth Theatre. Mr. Morse would later recreate the role for the PBS series American Playhouse where he would go onto win the 1993 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a in a Miniseries or Special and directed a production of Tru in Toronto. A "tru" broadway veteran, Mr. Morse won the 1962 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for originating the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the original Pulitzer and Tony Award winning Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying where he would later also go on to star in the film version as well. Other Broadway credits include Say, Darling (Theatre World Award winner and Tony nominee for Best Actor in a Musical), Take Me Along (Tony Award Nominee for Best Actor in a Musical) and Sugar (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance and Tony Award nominee for Best Actor in a Musical). Notable TV credits include the groundbreaking musical sitcom That's Life with E.J. Peaker, and in the late 2000s, he gained prominence for his recurring role of elder 1960s New York City businessman Bertram Cooper on the AMC Emmy Award nominated television show Mad Men where he would be nominated for several Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
Tru runs for six performances at The Lounge Theatre as part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival; 6201 Santa Monica Blvd (Corner of El Centro). Los Angeles, CA 90038. Performances occur on Thursday June 11th @ 10 PM, Friday June 12th @ 6 PM, Saturday June 20th @ 2 PM, Sunday June 21st @ 10 PM, and Sunday June 28th @ 2 PM. A special preview performance is scheduled for Friday June 5th @ 6 PM. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.crtheatre.com, www.hff15.org/2469 or by calling 323-205-1617