Kathleen K. Johnson's FIERCELY INDEPENDENT Set For SoHo Playhouse

Kathleen K. Johnson's FIERCELY INDEPENDENT Set For SoHo Playhouse

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT - a new play by Tony winner Kathleen K. Johnson - will be given its world premiere Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam St. in Manhattan), with preview performances beginning March 1 prior to an official press opening March 6. FIERCELY INDEPENDENT will play a five-week limited engagement through April 7, it has been announced by producer Michael Guccione.

 

Featured in the cast of FIERCELY INDEPENDENT are Megan Pickrell, Patrick Cummings and Jordan Sobel.

 

In FIERCELY INDEPENDENT, Julie and Robert have been married for four years. They are not getting along. They decide to spend 24 hours together in a hotel room with no television, no cellphones, no internet or computers to see if they can work things out.

 

Megan Pickrell's recent credits include The 39 Steps (Pittsburgh CLO), Twelfth Night and The Importance of Being Earnest (Penn State), Drifting (Dixon Place), Cymbeline, Romeo and Juliet, Charlottes Web (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre), Julius Caesar (Muse of Fire), and Loves Labours Lost (Georgia Shakespeare).

 

Patrick Cummings appeared on Broadway and in the 1st National Tour of Bright Star. Other NY credits: This is How it Ends (59E59), New Girl in Town, Donnybrook, Transport (Irish Repertory), It Must Be Him (Peter J. Sharpe), Happiness (Mitzi Newhouse). Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Kansas City Starlight, Musical Theatre West. TV/Film: Hostages (Robert Harper), Madame Secretary, The Blacklist, Pittsburgh!

 

Jordan Sobel is an actor, percussionist, fight designer, and teaching artist. He has had performed in New York City and regionally in cities such as Boston, Chicago, Sarasota, and Fort Worth with companies such as The American Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre, and The Asolo Rep.

 

Kathleen K. Johnson (playwright/director) has numerous Broadway credits, having produced A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (2014 Tony Award), WHO'S AFRAID OF Virginia Woolf? (2013 Tony Award), HAIR (2009 Tony Award), GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, RACE, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, THE LYONS, THE BEST MAN, SUPERIOR DONUTS and BLITHE SPIRIT, among others. Most recently, she developed and presented a workshop production of the new musical LOUISIANA RHYTHM.

 

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT has set and lighting design by Will Cotton; and costume design by Rodney Harper. Original music and lyrics are written by Andrew David Sotomayor. Recorded and produced by Erik Gloege. Song performed by George Bugatti.

 

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT is produced by Michael Guccione, who has produced THE LYONS starring Linda Lavin on Broadway, along with the NY premiere of SHEAR MADNESS and also on Broadway, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS And RUBEN & CLAY'S CHRISTMAS SHOW.

 

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT will perform Wednesdays through Fridays at 7 pm; Saturdays at 2 and 7 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased at https://www.fiercelysoho.com/ or call 212-691-1555.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

 

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