Stars from Atlantic Theater's LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER Set for WABC's 'Here & Now', 2/2

Tune in to watch The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner stars Sheldon Best and Malik Yoba sit down with WABC host Sandra Bookman on the weekly television program "Here And Now" to discuss bringing the American premiere production of award-winning British playwright Roy Williams' stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's beloved short story to the Atlantic Theater Company stage.

Tune in to watch the two part segment this coming Sunday, February 2nd at 12:00pm in the prime time leading up to the Super Bowl on WABC, channel 7 in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey.

Dedicated to covering the issues and interests of the African-American, Here And Now program focuses on the latest news stories that are impacting the black community. The show offers a new platform for leaders and experts to voice their opinions, concerns and plans. Here And Now takes an in-depth look at both national and local stories of interest. The show's mission is to broadcast stories, at length, that are both important and interesting to the black population. In addition to recent news stories, affecting the black community, the show includes a variety of ongoing discussions including the economy, education and the latest health issues. Experts along with other guests, appear on the program to share information and provide their personal stories.

THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER also features Eshan Bay, Zainab Jah, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Patrick Murney, Joshua E. Nelson, Sydney Sainté, Raviv Ullman and Todd Weeks.

THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER began previews January 8, opened Tuesday, January 21 and will play a limited engagement through Sunday, February 9 off-Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).

In this stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's classic short story, playwright Roy Williams brings Colin Smith into the 21st century. With few prospects in life, Colin (Best) finds himself in a prison school for criminal activity. He turns to long distance running as an escape, only to have the school exploit him for his talent, offering him a possible way out.

Regular tickets are $45. Order online at, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or in person at the Atlantic Stage 2 box office (330 West 16th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

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