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Mulgrew Withdraws from Albee Plays at Cherry Lane

The Cherry Lane Theatre announces that due to a dire family emergency, Kate Mulgrew has to withdraw from Edward Albee's THE AMERICAN DREAM and THE SANDBOX at the Cherry Lane Theatre.  Consequently, the final performance will be Saturday, May 3rd at 8:00pm, as opposed to the previously announced extension of May 17th.  There are no further details.

The remaining schedule is Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm, Thursday and Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday 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.

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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