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Glynis Bell, Alex Chester & More to Star in THIS SPACE BETWEEN US World Premiere

Performances will begin Tuesday February 22nd and continue through April 2nd, with Opening Night set for Wednesday March 9th at Theatre Row.

By: Jan. 28, 2022
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Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced the cast for the World Premiere of the new comedy This Space Between Us by Peter Gil-Sheridan (The Rafa Play), directed by Keen Artistic Director Silverstein.

Featured in the cast will be Glynis Bell (Broadway: The Ferryman; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Perestroika; A Doll's House, Part 2; Thérèse Raquin, The Winslow Boy, Harvey - Roundabout; Amadeus; My Fair Lady); Alex Chester (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at Madison Square Garden, Pantages Theatre, Wang Theatre); Joyce Cohen (Women Without Men, John Ferguson - Mint Theater); Ryan Garbayo (The Government Inspector, The School for Scandal, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Loot - Red Bull Theater); Tommy Heleringer (Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time - Invisible Dog, O, Earth - The Foundry Theatre); and Anthony Ruiz (Implications of Cohabitation at Theatre Row). The design team will include Steven Kemp (scenic), Rodrigo Muñoz (costumes), Daisy Long (lighting), Luqman Brown (sound), and Addison Heeren (props). Casting is by Bass/Valle Casting. Dramaturgy by Jeremy Stoller. Avery Trunko will serve as Production Stage Manager.

Performances will begin Tuesday February 22nd and continue through April 2nd, with Opening Night set for Wednesday March 9th at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and Dyer Avenues. Tickets are $60 with Premium Seats available for $85. To celebrate the return to live performance, Special First Preview Tickets will be only $22 for 2-22-22! Tickets are available at the Theatre Row box office.

"I am thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of This Space Between Us and am eagerly looking forward to sharing this beautiful comedy with our audiences. When thinking of what to produce as our main play of the season, I knew I wanted three things: a new play, one that resonated with what we have been talking about over the past two years since we last produced, and something that was joyous. We hit the jackpot with Peter's play! It deftly speaks to today's desire to do better, while at the same time is a timeless play about love and connection. all with a wicked sense of humor and deep empathy. I couldn't think of a better way to welcome our audiences back!" said Silverstein.

"The last several years have left me asking the question, what am I doing in this world apart from earning money, drinking, ogling boys, and doom scrolling? Really what is anyone doing? My conservative Cuban family? My liberal friends? And why do I feel so alone? These questions are at the heart of my new comedy about one man trying to find a purpose in an increasingly absurd American landscape." said Gil-Sheridan.

This Space Between Us is a new comedy about trying to change the world while admitting home could use a little change too. Nobody understands why Jamie wants to leave his cushy law office to work for a non-profit. His best friend is confused, his boyfriend is concerned, and his conservative Cuban-American family are sure they know what's best. As Jamie announces his plans to serve those less fortunate, one shocking afternoon at the racetrack sparks unexpected and irreversible consequences for them all. This intergenerational comedy follows a raucous attempt to reach for something more without leaving the people you love behind.

Tickets, from $60, are now on sale online at Theatre Row Box Office. Premium seats are also available at $85.

Performances will be Tuesdays through Saturday evenings at 7pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 212/714-2442, ext. 45 (Monday - Friday 12pm - 5pm), or in person at the Theatre Row Box Office Box Office two hours prior to curtain. Additional service fees will apply for online or phone orders. Note: No advance sales beginning 1 hour before the first curtain of the night.

Talkbacks with the cast, creators and special guests (to be announced) will take place following the performances on Thursday evenings March 17th, 24th and 31st.

Special Accessible Performances will take place Sunday March 13th at 2pm (Audio Described Performance) and Saturday March 19th at 2pm (ASL Interpreted Performance). ASL interpretation performed by Inclusive Communication Services. A Hearing Loop (Audio Induction Loop) system is present in all Theatre Row venues. The system transmits directly to most hearing aids which are equipped with a 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Patrons can also pick-up a headset and receiver from house management in the main lobby of the building. (Patrons will need to present a valid photo ID to receive a device.) (Please note: Touch tours have been suspended temporarily to accommodate COVID safety protocols).

Theatre Row is a fully accessible venue: all bathrooms are accessible; there are elevators to all floors; the bar and lounge are accessible; assisted listening devices are available.

Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the venue. All patrons must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to their performance date. Masks must be worn inside the building at all times. For more information, read Keen Company and Theatre Row's full COVID protocols here.

Later this Spring, Keen will offer a special treat: an all-star benefit performance. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

For more information about This Space Between Us and all of Keen's programs visit


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