Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker to Lead THE M SPOT at NJ REP, 2/26-3/29

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the World Premiere of The M Spot by Michael Tucker, star of TV's L.A. LAW.

Jerry and Maddie have been married-forever-and are looking for something to recapture the former vitality of their marriage. They've been through the mill when it comes to therapists and well-meaning advice, so when the opportunity arises for them to go on a retreat to a new-age spa, complete with nude massages, Jerry is all for it. Maddie, on the other hand, is a bit more reserved, and is naturally skeptical about the process and her husband's motives. But when Maddie finally let's go of her inhibitions with the aid of a lovely young masseuse, Jerry is left scratching his head wondering what he missed.

The cast includes Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry and Pheonix Vaughn is directed by Evan Bergman. Sneak preview performances to this limited engagement begin Thursday, February 26 with opening night Saturday, February 28 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), and will run through Sunday, March 29. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or online at www.njrep.org.

The production team includes: Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Brian Snyder (Technical Director,) Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press(Sound Design), Maria Hooper (Costume Design), and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).

Michael Tucker (Playwright/Jerry) is an actor and a writer, probably best known for his portrayal of Stuart Markowitz in the TV series L.A. Law. He has worked on stage, TV and in films. Michael's books - non-fiction: I Never Forget a Meal, Living in a Foreign Language, Family Meals. Fiction: After Annie. The M Spotis Michael's first play.

Evan Bergman (Director) New York: Off-Broadway, Love Therapy with two time Tony Award nominee Alison Frazer. The Director starring John Shea, New York and Los Angeles productions. The Glass House with David Statharian, Laila Robins, Hope Davis (Connecticut). The Glass House New York premiere Harris Yulin-(Clurman Theater). Gryzk, (Ensemble Studio Theater). Poetic License, Jericho (The New York Times critic pick; 59E59). For New Jersey Rep: A View of the Mountains by Lee Blessing. The Tangled Skirt by Steve Braunstein, (nominated 2011 EDGAR Award). Saving Kitty by Marisa Smith.American Stare by Tony Glazer. Jericho, Poetic License and Place Setting (Nominated 2005 Best Play Star Ledger) Jack Canfora; all world premieres.

Jill Eikenberry (Maddie) Broadway - Moonchildren, All Over Town, Watch on The Rhine, Summer Brave and Onward Victoria. Off-Broadway: Uncommon Women and Others, Eccentricities of A Nightingale, Save Grand Central, Life Under Water (Obie Award), Lemon Sky (Obie Award), A Picasso, Enter Laughing - the Musical, The Kid, (Drama Desk nomination), Be A Good Little Widow, and Jericho directed by Evan Bergman. Film: Between The Lines, Butch and Sundance, Arthur, Rich Kids, Hide in Plain Sight, The Manhattan Project, Something Borrowed and Young Adult with Charlize Theron. TV: L.A. Law - 8 seasons - (5 Emmy nominations and 1 Golden Globe Award), Chantilly Lace, An Inconvenient Woman, Judging Amy, Law and Order, Body of Proof.

Pheonix Vaughn (Star) Actress/Singer/Songwriter. NJ Rep credits include: Psyche in Cupid and Psyche, Janet in Yankee Tavern, Judy inThe Judy Holliday Story, and May Black in The Housewives of Mannheim - which later had a highly successful run Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theater. Other NYC Theater credits include: Heaven In Your Pocket with the Emerging Artists Theatre, A Piece Of My Heart with the Red Fern Theatre Company, and The Best Party Ever at the Richmond Shepard Theater. LA credits include: The People vs. Friar Laurence, Fools, Shakespeare's Greatest Hits, Trombone, and Assassins. Pheonix is a proud AEA member. For more information visit www.pheonixvaughn.com.

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