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HIS GREATNESS Gets Extended Through 10/1 At The Soho Playhouse

Following its critically acclaimed runs during this year's New York International Fringe Festival and FringeNYC Encore Series, and due to audience demand the U.S. Premiere of multi Award-winning playwright Daniel MacIvor's HIS GREATNESS will extend by three additional performances - Tuesday, September 29th, Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st all at 8:00pm - at the Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street), it has been announced by producer Adam Blanshay.

Three men, a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler, find themselves together for two days in a hotel room in Vancouver. HIS GREATESS is a voyage through the mind of a great American playwright - potentially Tennessee Williams - presenting the man as he's never been seen before, grasping at straws of his former glory, pleading for some form of rebirth.

During the Fringe run of HIS GREATNESS, critics praised it as "much anticipated...tightly focused," The New York Times; "stunning...like a well-crafted handmade watch. All the parts are of high quality, the timing is excellent, and it is always reliable. Simply genius," - NYTheatre.com; "provocative...one of the undisputed highlights of the 13th Annual New York International Fringe Festival" - The Villager; "Four Stars," - Time Out New York; "MacIvor does not disappoint," - Gay City News; "Intriguing and well scripted," TalkEntertainment.com; "supple and stirring," - Talkin' Broadway; and "the toast of New York City," - The Toronto Star.

Directed by Tom Gualtieri, HIS GREATNESS features a cast of Peter Goldfarb (a Helen Hayes Award nominee for OLD WICKED SONGS) as The Playwright; Dan Domingues (recently seen Off-Broadway in NIGHT SKY opposite JorDan Baker) as The Assistant; and Michael Busillo (recently seen Off-Broadway in the Abingdon Theatre Company's TEXAS HOMOS) as the Young Man.

Design team for HIS GREATNESS is: Tania Bijlani (Set Design); Seth Reiser (Lighting Design); Ciera Wells (Costume Design).

Daniel MacIvor has been creating new theatre since 1986. He was for 20 years artistic director of da da kamera, an international touring company based in Toronto. His many theatre credits include: SEE BOB RUN, NEVER SWIM ALONE (winner of the NY International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award), YOU ARE HERE, IN ON IT (winner of a GLAAD and a Village Voice Obie Award), HOW IT WORKS, etc. With Daniel Brooks he created the solo shows HOUSE, HERE LIES HENRY, MONSTER and CUL-DE-SAC. In 2006, five of his plays were published as "I Still Love You" - NEVER SWIM ALONE, THE SOLDIERS DREAMS, YOU ARE HERE, IN ON IT, and A BEAUTIFUL VIEW) - and won him the Governor General's Award for Drama). MacIvor was recently Playwright-in-Residence at the Banff Playwright's Colony where he developed his new play COMMUNION and a new screenplay for Bruce McDonald Called 45's.

Tom Gualtieri is a playwright, lyricist, actor and director. He was assistant director for RIGHT YOU ARE (National Actors Theatre starring Tony Randall, Penny Fuller and Maria Tucci). He has written two short musicals - THE SUPPER AT ELSINORE (with Joy Son) and LAST CALL, MY DARLING (with William Wade for Raw Impressions #18) as well as the plays ME...AND MEDEA, CASA BLANCHE OR THE CRUEL KIND, THE GARDEN OF THE EARTH (about The Donner Party tragedy) and THAT PLAY (Midtown Theatre Festival, The Belt Theatre and Ithaca's The Kitchen Theatre). Gualtieri was Head Writer for 2005's 50th Annual Drama Desk Awards, penning material for Harvey Fierstein and a variety of other stars. His acting credits include: SOUTH PACIFIC, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, PRIVATES ON PARADE, DRAGAPELLA!, A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, THE RIVALS, CLOUD 9, and is an original cast member of Off-Broadway's NAKED BOYS SINGING.

Producing credits for Adam Blanshay include: Scott Nevins' ONE NIGHT STAND (New World Stages), Scott Nevins' RECE$IONI$TA &CELEBUTANT (National Tours), and the upcoming: DR. ZHIVAGO, THE MUSICAL (Associate Producer). His directing credits include: Associate Director on PIAF: LOVE CONQUERS ALL, (winner of the 2007 FringeNYC Award for "Outstanding Musical,"). Addition credits include: THE BLACK MONK (Theatre Row/Beckett Theatre), THE SECOND TOSCA (45th Street Theatre), CLEAN (Urban Stages), A WOMAN OF WILL (Daryl Roth Theatre); OPERA: LA BOHÈME, TOSCA (Regina Opera, Brooklyn NY), LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Modus Opera, NYC), LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN, LE MÉDECIN MALGRÉ LUI (IVAI, Tel Aviv). Mr. Blanshay also directed the most recent Montreal revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA (Moyse Hall).

Lyric Productions, Producer, founded in 1989, is a major presenter of Theatre, Music, and Arts events around the world.

HIS GREATNESS performs at the Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) with performances on Friday, September 25 at 7:00pm, Tuesday, September 29 at at 8:00pm, Wednesday, September 30 at 8:00pm and Thursday, October 1 at 8:00pm Tickets are $18, and are available by calling (212) 691-1555 or by visiting www.sohoplayhouse.com.

For more information on HIS GREATNESS visit www.HisGreatnessPlay.com.


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