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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for A HAPPY END at Abingdon Theatre Company

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Rehearsals begun this week for the New York premiere of Iddo Netanyahu's A HAPPY END at Abingdon Theatre Company. The limited run begins Friday, February 27, with Off-Broadway performances through March 29.

Set in 1932, the powerful new play follows a Jewish family faced with the decision to seek an unknown future outside their beloved Germany or stay as Hilter comes to power.

Directed by Alex Dmitiriev, A HAPPY END features Curzon Dobell (Levittown, Soho Rep's Peninsula), Carmit Levité (NYIT Award nominee, Best Lead Actresss for The Chekhov Dreams) and Phil Gillen (Drunk Shakespeare, Theatreworks' Charlotte's Web) as the Erdmanns, a Jewish family living in Berlin as World War II looms. The cast also features Lori Gardner (My Deah, Fix Me, Jesus), Joel Ripka (Machinal, INTAR's American Jornalero) and Allison Siko (Kathleen Stabler on "Law & Order: SVU," Paper Mill Playhouse's Gypsy).

Performances of A HAPPY END run February 27-March 29, 2015: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 2pm at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets are $65, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.abingdontheatre.org.

For more about Abingdon Theatre Company and its 22nd Season, visit www.abingdontheatre.org.

Photos by Nicole Rollo

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for A HAPPY END at Abingdon Theatre Company
(Seated, l-r) Artistic Director Jan Buttram, playwright Iddo Netanyahu, and director Alex Dmitriev with the cast (standingl-r) Allison Siko, Lori Gardner, Phil Gillen, Carmit Levité, Curzon Dobell, and Joel Ripka

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for A HAPPY END at Abingdon Theatre Company
Artistic Director Jan Buttram, playwright Iddo Netanyahu, and director Alex Dmitriev

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for A HAPPY END at Abingdon Theatre Company
(Seated, l-r): Playwright Iddo Netanyahu, and director Alex Dmitriev with the cast (standingl-r) Allison Siko, Lori Gardner, Phil Gillen, Carmit Levité, Curzon Dobell, and Joel Ripka.


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