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'Bette and Boo's' Glover To Appear On XM 8/1

John Glover, appearing in Roundabout Theatre Company's The Marriage of Bette and Boo, will be featured on The American Theatre Wing's "Downstage Center" on XM Radio channel 28. Glover will appear as the special guest on Friday, August 1st at 6PM. The show will repeat on Saturday, August 2nd at noon, Sunday, August 3rd at 7PM, and Wednesday, August 6th at midnight.  Beginning Tuesday afternoon August 5th, the program will become available as streaming audio on the American Theatre Wing's website (www.americantheatrewing.org) and via an iTunes podcast.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo is currently playing Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46 Street).  This is a limited engagement through September 7th, 2008.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo is a dark comedy that takes a look at the complex marriage of Bette and Boo.  Three decades of marriage, divorce, alcoholism, nervous breakdowns and death – all blended in a unique mix of irony, humor and farce – are played out in 33 quick scenes.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo is directed by Walter Bobbie and features Terry Beaver (Father Donnally), Heather Burns (Emily Brennan), Victoria Clark (Margaret Brennan), John Glover (Karl Hudlocke), Kate Jennings Grant (Bette Brennan), Julie Hagerty (Soot Hudlocke), Adam LeFevre (Paul Brennan), Zoe Lister-Jones (Joan Brennan), Charles Socarides (Matt), Christopher Evan Welch (Boo Hudlocke).

The design team includes David Korins (Sets), Susan Hilferty (Costumes), Donald Holder (Lights) and Acme Sound Partners (Sound).

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).   Tickets range from $63.75-73.75.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

John Glover (Karl Hudlocke). Recent Roundabout:  The Paris Letter (Drama Desk, Drama League & Lortel noms).  Many Broadway including:  The Drowsy Chaperone, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony & Obie Award), Design For Living, Frankenstein, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award). Many Off-Broadway: Sorrows and Rejoicings, Oblivion Postponed, Digby, The House of Blue Leaves, Winter's Tale (Bayfield Award).  TV:  "Smallville"; five Emmy nominations. Film includes: Payback, Batman and Robin, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Scrooged, Gremlins 2, Julia and Annie Hall.

 ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) was founded in 1965 and has grown from a small 150-seat theatre in a converted supermarket basement to become one of America's most significant producers of theatre. This not-for-profit company, with more than 44,000 season subscribers, is committed to producing definitive productions of classic plays and musicals alongside new plays by today's writers, ensuring that audiences and artists alike have access to high-quality, professional stagings of important works of world literature. With three distinctive homes, the American Airlines Theatre, Studio 54 and the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre/Black Box Theatre, Roundabout has the unique opportunity to showcase these works in a venue perfectly suited to enhance the production.  Since moving to Broadway in 1991, Roundabout productions have received 150 Tony® nominations, 135 Drama Desk nominations and 154 Outer Critics Circle nominations. Production highlights include Anna Christie (Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Revival), She Loves Me (Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for Best Revival of a Musical), Nine (Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Revival of a Musical), Assassins (Tony® and Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival of a Musical), Intimate Apparel (Outer Critics Circle and Audelco Awards for Best Off-Broadway Play), Twelve Angry Men - currently in its second year of a critically acclaimed National Tour (Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Play), The Pajama Game (Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical) and Cabaret (Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Revival of a Musical) one of the longest running musical revivals in Broadway history. Since 1995, when Roundabout expanded its repertoire to include premieres of new plays, the company has produced works by such talented writers as Brian Friel, Paula Vogel, Richard Greenberg, Lynn Nottage, Beth Henley, Harold Pinter and Jon Robin Baitz. The Man Who Came to Dinner, the first production at the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd Street in 2000 and the star-studded production of The Women in June 2002 have been seen on channel Thirteen/WNET and other PBS stations nationally. Beyond the work on stage, Roundabout is recognized as a national leader in audience development and offers a comprehensive program of initiatives including the Social Series, the Early Curtain Series, the Wine Series, the Gay and Lesbian Series, HIPTIX (targeting young professionals), and related humanities events and publications.  Most recently, Roundabout launched ACCESS ROUNDABOUT, a program which will offer over 22,000 dramatically discounted tickets during the 2007-2008 season.  In addition, through arts education programs, Roundabout reaches more than 7,000 New York City public high school students and their teachers each year. With a focus on in-depth programming, these activities range from partnerships with two New Century High Schools (a NYC Department of Education Initiative) and professional development for teachers to in-school year-long residencies and student matinees at its Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres. Through national tours, live broadcasts, education and outreach programs and its work on three stages, Roundabout touches the lives of millions of theatergoers, students and artists across the country.

 

About The American Theatre Wing
The American Theatre Wing is best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards®, which it presents annually with The Broadway League.  The Wing's other activities, dedicated to recognizing excellence and supporting education in theatre, include "Working in the Theatre," now in its 29th year of telecasts on CUNY TV in New York and on other national cable outlets; "Downstage Center," an hour-long weekly interview program on XM Satellite Radio; "Guides to Careers in the Theatre," a video series developed for schools and libraries; a grants and scholarship program to New York City schools and not-for-profit theatre companies, which has awarded more than $2.5 million since its inception; the Theatre Intern Group, a career development program for young professionals; and SpringboardNYC, a two-week college-to-career boot camp for young performers moving to NYC.  Visitors to www.americantheatrewing.org can view or download an archive of "Working in the Theatre" and the career guides and listen to "Downstage Center", all as free, on-demand streaming audio and podcast. Sondra Gilman is Chairman of the Board of the American Theatre Wing; Doug Leeds is President of the Board and Howard Sherman is Executive Director.
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