STAGE TUBE: Rome Wasn't Built in a Day - Transforming a Theater for 'AROUND THE WORLD'

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS continues off-Broadway, with Gary Littman & Matt Lutz having just stepped into the roles of Passepartout & Detective Fix, respectively, and Guy Lemonnier heading the cast as the phlegmatic Phileas Fogg, with Shirine Babb and Jimmy Ray Bennett rounding out the ensemble. Rachel Klein directs. Below, watch a fun, behind-the-scenes featurette showing the full transformation of The New Theater for Around the World in 80 Days!

Around the World in 80 Days, which celebrated its 100th performance on August 25th at The New Theater at 45th Street, has garnered rave reviews for this comedic play by Mark Brown based on the novel by Jules Verne.

Gary Littman (Passepartout) New York credits include Bonnie & Clyde (Chernuchin Theatre), A Fine & Private Place (York Theatre) &Minnie's Boys (The Jewish Repertory Theatre). Regionally, he has appeared in Hairspray (Fulton Theatre), Born Yesterday (Northern Stage), Dirty Blonde (Penobscot Theatre), Santaland Diaries (New Repertory Theatre), Dracula (Premiere Stages), Schmucks (The Wilma), Oklahoma (Atlanta TOTS), Metamorphoses (Florida Studio Theatre), Sight Unseen (Centenary Stage), Moonlight & Magnolias &Chapter Two (The Bickford Theatre), The Odd Couple (Flatrock Playhouse), Annie Get Your Gun & The Man Who Came to Dinner (Art Center of C. C.) & City of Angels (AMT of San Jose).

Matt Lutz (Fix & 8 Other Roles) Broadway: Bonnie & Clyde, original cast recording. Off-Broadway: Glimpses of the Moon. Film: A Walk to Remember, Bringing Down the House, End of the Spear & Sudden Death! TV: "Dawson's Creek," "7th Heaven," "Las Vegas," "Boston Public" & two years opposite John Larroquette on Hallmark Channel's "McBride" murder mystery movie series, among others. Recent regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse, The Spitfire Grill at North Carolina's Flat Rock Playhouse, Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy & Tick, Tick...Boom! Matt's debut album, High Road, is available at iTunes & Amazon.

Combining "The Amazing Race" with The 39 Steps, Around the World in 80 Days is a fantastic update of the Jules Verne classic. Five actors comedically play 39 roles. Four continents & three oceans unfold from a Swiss Army knife of a set. A vaudeville script stunningly augmented with visual eye candy make for one unforgettable journey.

The production runs Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday @ 7pm, Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm,; Saturday & Sunday @ 2:30pm at The New Theater at 45th Street ~ 354 West 45th Street. TICKET PRICES: $32 (Balcony) - $65 (Orchestra) - $80 (Premium + Extra Leg Room). RESERVATIONS: (212) 239-6200 or

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