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Billy Crudup Returns in HARRY CLARKE for 10 Weeks Only at the Minetta Lane Theatre

Billy Crudup Returns in HARRY CLARKE for 10 Weeks Only at the Minetta Lane Theatre

On the heels of a sold out, twice-extended world premiere produced by Vineyard Theatre in association with Audible, Audible Inc., the world's largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, is pleased to announce that Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will return to the title role in Harry Clarke, written by Obie Award winner David Cale (Lillian) and directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet).

Audible is bringing the sexually charged, wickedly funny one-man thriller to the Minetta Lane Theatre in a strictly limited 10-week-only engagement with performances resuming Wednesday, March 7th ahead of a Sunday, March 18th opening.

Beginning today at 10AM, tickets are on sale through, by calling 1-800-982-2787, and in-person at the Minetta Lane Theatre box office (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue - one block south of W. 3rd Street). Box office hours are Tuesday from 1-6PM and Wednesday-Sunday from 1PM-showtime.

Audible listeners will have exclusive access to discounted, premium seats starting at $49 throughout the run of Harry Clarke. An offer code is available on

"Audible is seeking to transform the theater experience and usher in a new era for audio drama," said Audible Theater Artistic Director Kate Navin. "By providing performers and creators support and resources necessary to thrive in their craft, Audible is extending compelling performances and building a home for artists and creatives."

Harry Clarke's creative team includes Tony Award nominee Alexander Dodge (scenic design), Kaye Voyce (costume design), Alan Edwards (lighting design), and Bart Fasbender(sound design).


Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.

Following Harry Clarke's acclaimed world premiere produced by Vineyard Theatre last fall, Audible recorded and released Billy Crudup's performance in Harry Clarke as an audio play, now available for download. As an added bonus, the Audible production also includes David Cale's Obie Award-winning solo play, Lillian, performed by the author.


The Audible theater initiative unleashes the artistic creativity of playwrights around the globe to deliver performative audio for the digital era through language-driven storytelling and captivating performances on stage and in audio. Audible's inaugural theater productions were Harry Clarke at the Vineyard Theatre and the Broadway run of John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons. Additionally, Audible has launched a $5M Emerging Playwrights Fund that identifies, nurtures, and invests in emerging playwrights, making their works available to millions of listeners around the world. This fund supports the creation of one- and two-person plays driven by language and voice, in keeping with Audible's core commitment to provide a creative home for artists and ideas. The emerging playwrights fund is part of Audible's larger effort to identify and nurture emerging artists and expose outstanding performances of their works to live audiences and millions of Audible listeners alike.

Selected in collaboration with an advisory board of distinguished talent, including Sir Tom Stoppard, Annette Bening, David Henry Hwang, Oskar Eustis, Lynn Nottage, Trip Cullman, Mimi O'Donnell, and Leigh Silverman, Audible Theater's just-announced first class of commissioned playwrights includes Aaron Mark, Aditi Brennan Kapil, Antoinette Nwandu, Bridgette A. Wimberly, Chisa Hutchinson, David Rossmer, Gary McNair, James Anthony Tyler, James Fritz, Lauren Gunderson, Leah Nanako Winkler, Madhuri Shekar, Nassim Soleimanpour, Paola Lázaro, and Regina Taylor.


Tickets are available through, by calling 1-800-982-2787, and in-person at the Minetta Lane Theatre box office (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue - one block south of W. 3rd Street). Box office hours are Tuesday from 1-6PM and Wednesday-Sunday from 1PM-showtime.


Harry Clarke plays seven performances per week:

Monday - no performance

Tuesday - 7:00pm

Wednesday - 7:00pm

Thursday - 7:00pm

Friday - 7:00pm

Saturday - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Sunday - 3:00pm


Billy Crudup (Philip Brugglestein). Vineyard Theatre: The Metal Children, America Dreaming. Broadway: No Man's Land and Waiting For Godot, 2011 revival of Arcadia (Tony nomination), The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Pillowman (Tony nomination), The Elephant Man (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Three Sisters (Drama Desk nomination), Bus Stop, the original production of Arcadia (Theatre World and Clarence Derwent Award, Outer Critics Circle nomination). Other Off-Broadway: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Measure for Measure and Oedipus. Film: Where'd You Go, Bernadette; Justice League; Alien: Covenant; 1 Mile to You; Youth in Oregon; 20th Century Women; Jackie; Spotlight (Screen Actors Guild Award); The Stanford Prison Experiment; Glass Chin; The Longest Week; Rudderless; The Convincer; Too Big to Fail; Eat Pray Love; Watchmen; Public Enemies; Dedication; Mission Impossible III; Trust the Man; The Good Shepard; Stage Beauty; Big Fish; Almost Famous; Jesus' Son (Best Actor Award, Paris Film Festival; Independent Spirit Award nomination); Sleepers; Everyone Says I Love You; Grind; World Traveler; Charlotte Gray; Princess Mononoke; The Hi-Lo Country; Waking the Dead; Inventing the Abbotts; Without Limits (National Board of Review Award); Monument Avenue. TV: "Gypsy." Billy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and New York University.

David Cale (Playwright). Harry Clarke marked David's debut with the Vineyard Theatre. David is the writer and performer of solo works including A Likely Story (The New Group), Lillian(Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award), Deep in a Dream of You (The Public Theater, Bessie Award), The Nature of Things (NYTW), Smooch Music (The Kitchen), and The Redthroats(Second Stage, P.S. 122, Bessie Award). Regionally his shows include the solos The History of Kisses (The Studio Theatre), Palomino (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Kansas City Rep). He wrote the book, lyrics, co-composed the music for, and played Floyd in the musical Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky (Playwrights Horizons, Goodman Theatre, Outer Critics Circle Nomination). Other writing credits include Betwixt (The New Group). David composed the songs for 600 Highwaymen's Employee of the Year (UTR Public, Bessie nomination). His new musical We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time was recently part of the 2018 UTR Festival (Public).

Leigh Silverman (Director). Harry Clarke (Vineyard Theatre). Broadway: Violet (Roundabout, Tony nomination), Chinglish, Well. Recent Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity (New Group), On The Exhale (Roundabout), The Outer Space (Public Theater), All The Ways To Say I Love You (MCC), The Way We Get By (Second Stage), Tuma Cho (Clubbed Thumb), American Hero(Williamstown Theater Festival, Second Stage), No Place to Go (Public Theater), Kung Fu (Signature Theatre), The (Curious Case of The) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons), The Madrid (MTC), Golden Child (Signature Theatre), In The Wake (CTG/Berkeley/Public Theater, Obie Award, Lortel nomination), The Call (Playwrights Horizons), Go Back To Where You Are(Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award), From Up Here (MTC, Drama Desk nomination), Yellow Face (CTG/Public Theater). Encores!: Really Rosie, The Wild Party, Violet. Recent regional: Wildgoose Dreams (La Jolla Playhouse / Public Theater (upcoming)), Hurricane Diane (Two River Theater). Upcoming: Soft Power by Jeanine Tesori and David Henry Hwang (Ahmanson / Curran).

AUDIBLE, INC., an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 400,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple's iTunes Store. Among the acclaimed performers who have narrated works of literature for Audible are Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, and Jesse Eisenberg. Audible Studios has won a Grammy Award, for its production of Janis Ian's memoir Society's Child, and has also been recognized with the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year, for Colin Firth's performance of Graham Greene's The End of the Affair. Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment.

Vineyard Theatre. Vineyard Theatre is an Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to developing and producing bold new plays and musicals by both emerging and established artists. The theater is committed to creating an artistic home for daring and diverse artists and to nurturing their unique voices. For over 35 years the company has sought to produce work that challenges all of us to see ourselves and our world in new ways, and that pushes the boundaries of what theatre can be and do. The Vineyard has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works; the first show of the company's 35th Anniversary Season, the world-premiere of David Cale's HARRY CLARKE, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Billy Crudup, played a sold-out extended run and has been released this month as an audio play on Audible. The Vineyard has also premiered Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's Indecent, which transferred to Broadway last season, winning two Tony Awards; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Pulitzer Prize finalist Gloria; Dot by Colman Domingo; Nicky Silver's The Lyons; Marx, Lopez and Whitty's Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q; Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys; Bell and Bowen's [title of show]; Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive (1998 Pulitzer Prize); Edward Albee's Three Tall Women (1994 Pulitzer Prize); Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out!; Becky Mode's Fully Committed; Jenny Schwartz' God's Ear; Will Eno's Middletown; and many more. Vineyard Theatre has been honored with special Drama Desk, Obie, and Lucille Lortel Awards for its contribution to the theatre.

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