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Photo Flash: 'A New Television Arrives' Opening Night


The new off-Broadway play A New Television Arrives, Finally opened September 10 at Theatre 54 (244 West 54 St.), with a post-show party at Divine (236 West 54 St.).

Live From Planet Earth Productions presents a limited engagement of A New Television Arrives, Finally, an absurdist black comedy written by Kevin Mandel and directed by Kevin Kittle. Performances will run through September 30.

"A New Television Arrives, Finally centers around an American couple visited by a charismatic man presenting himself as a television set. Is the handsome stranger a charlatan or a guru? And why is he awakening them from their spiritual slumber? A New Television Arrives, Finally is a hilarious and harrowing theatrical journey through the perils of entertainment-based reality, and the starving souls not yet sated by its sponsors," state press notes.

Performing on alternating nights will be American actor Tom Pelphrey and British actor Victor Villlar-Hauser. Also in the cast are Bryan Fenkart and Kate Russell.

Performances are at Theatre 54 at 244 West 54th Street (12th Floor) between Broadway & 8th Avenue. Limited engagement through September 30; remaining shows are September 20, 22, 23, 26 - 30. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-838-3006 or visiting For more info on the show visit

Photos courtesy of DARR Publicity

l-r: cast members Bryan Fenkart, Tom Pelphrey (2006 Emmy Award Winner "Guiding Light") and Kate Russell

l-r: Producer Peter Gordon, playwright Kevin Mandel and wife Emily Mandel

l-r: Cast member Bryan Fenkart, cast member Kate Russell, cast member Victor Villlar-Hauser and assistant director Louisa Proske

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