Tuesdays With Morrie at Miami's Coconut Grove Playhouse
STAGE VERSION OF MITCH ALBOM'S BEST-SELLER
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
MIAMI --- Harold Gould, among Broadway, film and television's most distinguished actors, will be joined by Dominic Fumusa, recently of Broadway's WAIT UNTIL DARK and A FLEA IN HER
Albom's book, "Tuesdays With Morrie," became a major hit when it was first published in 1997 and was on The New York Times hardcover Best Seller list 205 weeks. Having since been published in 31 languages in 36 countries, the book remains at number #9 after 139 weeks on The New York Times Paperback Best Seller list.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the heart-warming and profoundly moving recounting of the relationship between award-winning sportswriter Mitch Albom and his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz who has been stricken with
In the stage adaptation, the role of the gentle, aging college professor who once loved to dance with the same passion he had for teaching his students, is played by Harold Gould who brings the brilliant craftsmanship which has defined his performances since he first hit
On television, where he reigned for three decades as one of its most active stars, Gould co-starred with Daniel J. Travanti in the American Playhouse production of "I Never Sang for My Father" opposite Katharine Hepburn in "Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry," and went on to such unforgettable roles as Rhoda's father in "Rhoda" and as Rose's mobster boyfriend in "The Golden Girls." Gould has recently been seen on the big screen as Grandpa in Disney's remake of "Freaky Friday" with Jamie Lee Curtis.
Dominic Fumusa, most recently of Broadway's WAIT UNTIL DARK opposite Marisa Tomei and of the Roundabout Theatre's A FLEA IN HER
On television, Fumusa guest starred in "Sex and the City," "The Sopranos," "Law and Order," and "Law and Order:
Author and journalist Mitch Albom is a nationally syndicated columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a nationally syndicated radio host of his own radio show. Named the top sports columnist in the nation 13 times by the Associated Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in his field, Albom is the founder of The Dream Fund, a charity which helps underprivileged youth study art, and also a volunteer program, A Time to Help. In addition to "Tuesdays With Morrie," Albom has also authored the #1 international best seller "The Five People You Meet in Heaven."
Co-author Jeffrey Hatcher is fast becoming one of the most prolific and frequently produced playwrights in the
Having adapted his acclaimed stage play COMPLEAT FEMALE STAGE BEAUTY for the screen, Hatcher is currently working on the screenplay of "Casanova" for director Lasse Hallstrom as well as screenplays for directors Steven Shainberg ("Secretary"), and Kim Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry"). Hatcher is the author of "The Art and Craft of Playwriting."
Director Michael Montel will guide the production of TUESDAY WITH MORRIE. Mr. Montel's Broadway credits include William Inge's SUMMER BRAVE, starring Alexis Smith, Jill Eikenberry and Ernest Thompson and the revival of Carson McCullers's THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, starring Mary Beth Hurt; and Philip Barry's
Scenic designer is Michael Anania whose most recent Broadway production was LAUGHING
Ellis Tillman, a 25-year veteran of more than 60 productions for
Performances at the Coconut Grove Playhouse. 3500 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Florida, are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 P.M.; matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 P.M.; Sunday at 3 P.M. Tickets are now on sale at the box office, ranging from $40.00-$60.00, by telephone by calling