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Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players

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Gallery Players' production of the acclaimed and timely Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams tells the story of a gigolo and drifter, who returns to his home town as the companion of a once-was movie star. Sweet Bird of Youth opened Saturday, March 11th, and runs for only 12 performances through Saturday, March 26th, 2017 at 8 PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Fading Hollywood legend Alexandra Del Lago (Nancy Rich) flees the disastrous premiere of her comeback film, and travelling incognito, she seeks refuge in drink, drugs and the arms of Chance Wayne (Adam Fontana), an idealistic young dreamer turned gigolo, determined to achieve his own movie stardom. A trip to Chance's hometown in a bid to win back his childhood sweetheart sees their relationship of convenience unravel in Williams's vivid and haunting portrait of the destruction of dreams.

This is a rare treat to be produced in Brooklyn and is a must-see for Tennessee Williams fans. Sweet Bird of Youth was first produced in 1959 on Broadway starring Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Sidney Blackmer, Madeleine Sherwood, Diana Hyland, Logan Ramsey, John Napier, and Rip Torn. It was nominated for four Tony awards, and has seen Broadway revivals in both 1975 and 2012.

Bringing Sweet Bird of Youth to the Gallery stage is Producer, Mark Harborth; Director Jesse Marchese; Set Designer, Matthew Crane; Lighting Designer, Zach Weeks; Costume Designer, Dominique Fawn Hill; Properties Designer, Roxanne Goodby; Sound Designer, Eric Glauber; and an ensemble featuring Erin Beirnard*, David Couter, Lisa Fernandez*, Mike Dylan Flanagan, Adam Fontana*, Chad W. Fornwalt, James Harter*, Cory McCants, Megan McDermott*, Noelle McGrath*, Nancy Rich, Benjamin Russell*, Thanos Skouteris, Benjamin Standford, Greg Pragel and Erika Vetter. (*courtesy of Actors' Equity Association).

Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 PM, and the second and third Saturdays at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for senior citizens, students, and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at www.galleryplayers.comor by calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends). Sweet Bird of Youth is an Actors' Equity Association approved showcase.

Photo Credit: Matthew Crane

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Nancy Rich and Adam Fontana in Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at The Gallery Players. Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Adam Fontana and Nancy Rich Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Nancy Rich and Adam Fontana Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Nancy Rich and Adam Fontana Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Adam Fontana and Nancy Rich Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Greg Pragel and James Harter Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Erin Beirnard, Cory McCants, and James Harter Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Erin Beirnard and James Harter Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
David Couter Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Mike Flanagan, David Couter, Benjamin Standford, Megan McDermott, Chad W. Fornwalt, and Adam Fontana Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Mike Flanagan, David Couter, Megan McDermott, Benjamin Standford, Adam Fontana, and Chad W. Fornwalt Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Adam Fontana, Mike Flanagan, Megan McDermott, Erin Beirnard, James Harter, Benjamin Russell, and David Couter Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Adam Fontana, Mike Flanagan, Megan McDermott, Erin Beirnard, James Harter, Benjamin Russell, and David Couter Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Adam Fontana, Erin Beirnard, James Harter, Benjamin Russell, and Megan McDermott Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Benjamin Russell, Chad W. Fornwalt, Nancy Rich, Thanos Skouteris, and Benjamin Standford Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Benjamin Russell, Chad W. Fornwalt, and Nancy Rich Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Adam Fontana and Nancy Rich Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Adam Fontana and Nancy Rich Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Adam Fontana and Nancy Rich Photo Flash: First Look at Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Gallery Players
Adam Fontana and Nancy Rich

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