Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ROCKET TO THE MOON Off-Broadway

A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (Awake and Sing, Golden Boy) will soonplay Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-at-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement beginning February 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Opening night is Monday, February 23rd. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below!

Set in New York City during the Great Depression, Rocket to the Moon tells the story of Ben Stark, a middle-aged dentist whose career and loveless marriage are in shambles. A beautiful, ambitious and idealistic assistant, Cleo, walks into Ben's office, and Ben falls in love for the first time in his life. Cleo offers Ben the possibility of a new and happier future, and Ben struggles about whether or not to take a rocket to the moon.

The cast of Rocket to the Moon includes: Ned Eisenberg ("Law and Order: SVU", Awake and Sing), Jonathan Hadary (Awake and Sing), Lou Liberatore (Burn This, As Is), Katie McClellan (Fashionistas, NBC's BELIEVE), Marilyn Matarrese (The Bonus Army, "Nurse Jackie"), Larry Bull (The Coast of Utopia) and Michael Keyloun (Drop Dead Perfect).

The original production of Rocket to the Moon, directed by Harold Clurman, one of the founders of The Group Theatre, premiered on Broadway on November 24th, 1938, at the Belasco Theatre and featured Luther Adler, Sanford Meisner,Ruth Nelson, Morris Carnovsky, Leif Erickson and Eleanor Lynn. The play has subsequently had productions all around the world and at The National Theatre in London. Rocket to the Moon was adapted for television by the BBC in 1986, with John Malkovich, Judy Davis, Eli Wallach, William Hootkins and Connie Booth in the lead roles.

Photo by JD Urban

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ROCKET TO THE MOON Off-Broadway
Katie McClellan and Ned Eisenberg

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ROCKET TO THE MOON Off-Broadway
Marilyn Matarrese

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ROCKET TO THE MOON Off-Broadway
Ned Eisenberg

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ROCKET TO THE MOON Off-Broadway
Ned Eisenberg and Lou Liberatore with Fight director Ron Peritti

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ROCKET TO THE MOON Off-Broadway
Director Dan Wackerman and assistant director Mary K. Ryan


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