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Cherry Lane Extends Albee- Mulgrew To Replace Ivey

 The Cherry Lane Theatre - Angelina Fiordellisi, Artistic Director James King, Managing Director, announces that based on overwhelming critical accolades as well as audience response, performances of Edward Albee's The American Dream and The Sandbox have been extended until Saturday, May 17th. The production was originally scheduled to close April 19th. Additionally, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel nominated and "Star Trek:Voayager" star Kate Mulgrew will be replacing Judith Ivey who aready had other commitments.

The schedule is Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm & 8:00pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm & 8:00pm. Individual Tickets are $60, Student Advance $20, Student Rush $10 (at the box office 1/2 hour before all performances) and can be purchased by calling at 212-239-6200. 

Kate Mulgrew replaces Judith Ivey as Mommy.  In New York she has starred in Iphigenia 2.0, Our Leading Lady, Tea At Five (Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel Nominations), Black Comedy and Titus Andronicus as well as the London production of The Exonerated. Film credits include:  Star Trek: Nemesis, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Throw Mama From The Train, and A Stranger Is Watching.  Television credits include: "Ryan's Hope", "Mrs. Columbo" (Golden Globe Nomination), "Kate Loves A Mystery", "Cheers", Captain Kathryn Janeway in "STAR TREK: VOYAGER" (Golden Satellite Award, Saturn Award), and "Black Donnellys" on NBC.

The cast includes: George Bartenieff as Daddy, Kathleen Butler as Mrs. Barker, Lois Markle as Grandma, Kate Mulgrew as Mommy, Harmon Walsh as the American Dream, and Jesse Williams as the Angel of Death (in The Sandbox).

Edward Albee has described his forty-year body of work as "an examination of the American scene, an attack on the substitution of artificial for real values in our society, a condemnation of complacency, cruelty, and emasculation and vacuity, a stand against the fiction that everything in this slipping land of ours is peachy-keen." Since his arrival on the American theatrical scene in the late 1950s, his 25 plays have exemplified the changing face of American drama, employing a wide array of groundbreaking techniques and experimental forms. He has been widely acknowledged as the successor to Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill. Albee has won three Tony Awards®, including a Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in 2005; three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama; and two Drama Desk Awards. He has been nominated for seven Tony Awards®, two Pulitzer Prizes and three Drama Desk Awards.

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