OUR TOWN Recoups Investments Off-Broadway

By: Oct. 08, 2010
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Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter, the producers of David Cromer's record-breaking production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town at the Barrow Street Theatre, announced today the Off-Broadway hit has officially recouped its entire investment. The production which ran for a total of 644 performances, featured a cast of 23 in the 152-seat theater (which was reconfigured for this staging). The landmark production was seen by nearly 100,000 theatre patrons, 15,000 students, and grossed over $4million in the intimate West Village Theatre.

"We are extremely pleased and honored to have presented this production," the producers stated. "It allowed a whole new generation to rediscover this classic play and to experience all that is Off-Broadway."

Cromer's award-winning staging of Wilder's play began performances on February 17, 2009, with an official opening night on February 26, 2009, where it received unanimous rave reviews at the downtown venue. Our Town went on to win the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Direction and Obie Award for Outstanding Director. This current staging of Our Town entered its second year on February 26th and became the longest-running production of the play in its 72-year history with its record-breaking 337th performance on December 16, 2009.

The iconic 'Stage Manager' role in this production of Our Town was performed by seven actors, including David Cromer, Scott Parkinson, Jason Butler Harner, Stephen Kunken, Michael Shannon, Michael McKean and Helen Hunt.

The closing cast of Our Town included (in alphabetical order) Elizabeth Audley as Mrs. Soames, Jeremy Beiler as Simon Stimson, Robert Beitzel as Howie Newsome, Kati Brazda as Mrs. Webb, Will Brill as Joe Crowell, Jr, David Cromer as the Stage Manager, Nathan Dame as Sam Craig, Roger E. DeWitt as Joe Stoddard, Ann Dowd as Mrs. Gibbs, Emma Galvin as Rebecca Gibbs, Jennifer Grace as Emily Webb, Mark Hattan as Constable Warren, Noah Galvin as Wally Webb, David Manis as Mr. Webb, Scott Parkinson as Professor Willard, James McMenamin as George Gibbs, Jeff Still as Doc Gibbs, Jason Yachanin as Si Crowell, with Dana Jacks, Lynn Laurence, Kathleen Peirce, Keith Perry and Mark Shock.

Our Town was produced by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, Ted Snowdon, Eagle Productions, Dena Hammerstein/Pam Pariseau, The Weinstein Company, and Burnt Umber Productions.



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