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FIERCELY INDEPENDENT Announces New Preview Date And New Cast Members

Previews for the world-premiere of Kathleen K. Johnson's play FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, will now begin Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. prior to the production's opening on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m., with its new stars, Caitlin Gallogly (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and Christopher M. Smith (Apple Season) at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam St.) in Manhattan.

Ms. Gallogly and Mr. Smith join the cast of FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, alongside the previously announced Jordan Sobel.

In FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, Julie and Robert have been married for four years. They are not getting along. They decide to spend 24 hours together in a hotel room with no television, no cellphones, no internet or computers to see if they can work things out. Upon entering the hotel room, Julie remarks to Robert, "I guess the separate beds were your idea."

Caitlin Gallogly (Julie) is thrilled to be a part of Fiercely Independent! Recent cred- its include Jovie in Elf at the Engeman Theater and Janie Preston in On a Clear Day at Irish Rep. She's best known as Princess Kenny on Comedy Central's "South Park" and as Kim on "Silicon Valley" (HBO). Also on TV: "I'm Dy- ing up Here," "Future Man," "Mindy Project," "Masters of Sex." Recent stage: Forum, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Recorded in Hollywood (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Ovation nomination), The Women (Scenie Award, Eddon Award), The Belle of Belfast (EST/L.A.; Ovation, L.A. Weekly Award nominations), The Queen's Physician. Thanks to her incredible family and Professional Artists. Caitlingallogly.com @caitlingallogly

Christopher M. Smith (Robert). Off-Broadway debut. Select theatre credits in- clude the world premiere of Apple Season at NJ Rep, The Gun Show at PS21 in Chatham, Sex With Strangers at Portland Center Stage, Other Desert Cities at Speakeasy Stage, The Pavilion at the Lyric Theatre in L.A. (Stage- SceneLA Award, Best Actor) and Clever Lit- tle Lies at Florida Studio Theatre. Select TV credits include "Orange Is the New Black" and "The Blacklist." BA Theatre, University of La Verne. www.christophersmithactor.com

Jordan Sobel (Bellman) is an actor, percussionist, fight designer, and teaching artist. He has had performed in New York City and regionally in cities such as Boston, Chicago, Sarasota, and Fort Worth with companies such as The American Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre, and The Asolo Rep.

Kathleen K. Johnson (playwright/director) has numerous Broadway credits, having produced A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (2014 Tony Award), WHO'S AFRAID OF Virginia Woolf? (2013 Tony Award), HAIR (2009 Tony Award), GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, RACE, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, THE LYONS, THE BEST MAN, SUPERIOR DONUTS and BLITHE SPIRIT, among others. Most recently, she developed and presented a workshop production of the new musical LOUISIANA RHYTHM.

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT has set and lighting design by Will Cotton; and costume design by Rodney Harper. Original music and lyrics are written by Andrew David Sotomayor. Recorded and produced by Erik Gloege. Song performed by George Bugatti.

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT is produced by Michael Guccione, who has produced THE LYONS starring Linda Lavin on Broadway, along with the NY premiere of SHEAR MADNESS and also on Broadway, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS and RUBEN & CLAY'S CHRISTMAS SHOW.

Directed by Ms. Johnson, FIERCELY INDEPENDENT will play a five-week limited engagement through April 7.

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT will perform Wednesdays through Fridays at 7 pm; Saturdays at 2 and 7 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased at https://www.fiercelysoho.com/ or call 212-691-1555.




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