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Jennifer Simard Joins UNBROKEN CIRCLE as 'Edna' Tonight

Seth Rudetsky and Mary J. Davis have announced that Broadway alum and Drama Desk nominee Jennifer Simard will join the critically acclaimed play Unbroken Circle, written by James Wesley, with direction by Jason St. Little. Ms. Simard will take over the role of Edna (originally played by Anika Larsen) beginning tonight, August 7th, at St. Luke's Theatre on West 46th Street.

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Jennifer Simard: Broadway: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Rona opposite Mo Rocca and Darrell Hammond; Shrek The Musical. Original Cast/Recordings: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, The Thing About Men; Forbidden Broadway, SVU; TV/FILM: "L&O" "L&O; SVU", "King of Queens," "Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas", Nominations: Lucille Lortel, Drama League, and three Drama Desks.

In a "script that makes all the right moves."(NY Times) and is "carefully plotted and well-paced" (NY Daily News), the "gasp-inducing"( Unbroken Circle is set in 1970 Galveston, Texas. A family is brought together for the first time in years on the day of its patriarch's funeral. As the day turns into night, the man's impact on his family unfolds in unexpected and surprising ways. Unbroken Circle is at turns hilarious and disturbing and explores how abuse and family secrets affect every person in each generation different.

"Unbroken Circle is thought-provoking, emotionally charged theater." Huffington Post; "James Wesley's "Unbroken Circle" is a brilliant piece of work. You will leave the theater in awe of the story and in love with the characters". Garden State Journal; "Surprisingly moving and gorgeously acted. The piece has stayed with me weeks after I've seen it." Tony Award Winner, Audra McDonald.

"The ensemble is superb" (T and B on the Aisle) includes Stacey Bone-Gleason (The Baristas, "Celebrity Ghost Stories"), Lori Hammel (Forbidden Broadway, Mamma Mia), Suzanna Hay (Dance of Death), Jennifer Simard (Sister Act, Shrek the Musical), Eve Plumb (Love, Loss and What I Wore,"The Brady Bunch"), James Wesley (playwright), and Juli Wesley (James' daughter!). Creative team includes: Josh Iacovelli (Set and Lighting design), Brian Hemesath (Costume design), Dan Adamsky (Sound Designer) and Karen Evanouskas (Production Stage Manager).

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