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VIDEO: MILES FOR MARY Makes New York Return and Off-Broadway Premiere at Playwright's Horizons


After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. Watch the new trailer below!

MILES FOR MARY was a New York Times Critics' Pick, where Ben Brantley called the play, "So funny and unexpectedly touching! As a depiction of earnest amateurs being creative, MILES FOR MARY provides an ideal showcase for The Mad Ones' strengths. As directed by Lila Neugebauer, fast establishing herself as one of the finest ensemble directors in New York, and with a precision-tuned six-member cast - whose performances are so indivisibly linked that it would be an injustice to single one out - the production cannily plumbs the dysfunction in group dynamics." The production was also named a Critics' Pick by Time Out New York, which gave it 5 Stars.

The entire, acclaimed original cast of MILES FOR MARY will return, featuring The Mad Ones company members Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Michael Dalto, and Stephanie Wright Thompson, as well as Amy Staats (The Sluts of Sutton Drive at Ensemble Studio Theatre) and Stacey Yen (John at ACT).

MILES FOR MARY will begin previews Thursday, January 11 at 7:30 PM with an Opening Night set for Sunday, January 22 at 7PM. The limited engagement will play through Sunday, February 4 at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

It's 1988 and the planning committee for Garrison High School's ninth annual Miles For Mary Telethon is fired up and ready to go. Across subcommittee sessions in the Phys Ed teachers' lounge, The Mad Ones assemble an analog elegy to the camcorder 1980s, Girls Track and Field, and the consecrated American High School.

The production features set design by Amy Rubin, costume design by Asta Hostetter, lighting design by Mike Inwood and sound design by Stowe Nelson. Production stage manager is John C. Moore.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning today, Tuesday, August 29. Single tickets, $40-65, may be purchased online via and, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily) and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues). The performance schedule for MILES FOR MARY will be Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 & 7PM.

MILES FOR MARY had its premiere at The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn in 2016. This new engagement at Playwrights Horizons marks the production's Off-Broadway debut. MILES FOR MARY was developed with support from The Bushwick Starr and world premiered in their 2016-2017 season.

The Playwrights Horizons 2017/2018 Season will feature (in season order): FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, the New York premiere of a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl, directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters, featuring three-time Obie Award winner Kathleen Chalfant in the title role, David Chandler, Ron Crawford, two-time Obie Award winner Lisa Emery, Tony Award nominee Daniel Jenkins and Keith Reddin (now in previews); THE TREASURER, the world premiere of a Playwrights Horizons commissioned new play by Max Posner, directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer, featuring Marinda Anderson, Pun Bandhu, Tony Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Deanna Dunagan and Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Peter Friedman (previews begin September 6); MANKIND, the world premiere of a Playwrights Horizons commissioned new play written and directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (December 2017); THIS FLAT EARTH, the world premiere of a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman (March 2018); DANCE NATION, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Clare Barron, directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (April 2018); and LOG CABIN, the world premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison, directed by Tony and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (June 2018).

Playwrights Horizons is supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In addition, Playwrights Horizons receives major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation and the Time Warner Foundation.

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