Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe

By: Jan. 27, 2015
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The Old Globe welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden ("Barney Miller," The Rothschilds) to star in the West Coast Premiere of The Twenty-seventh Man by award-winning novelist Nathan Englander, directed by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. The cast also features Ron Orbach, Robert Dorfman, Eli Gelb, James Shanklin, andLowell Byers. The Twenty-seventh Man will run February 14 through March 15 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below!

In a Soviet prison in 1952, Stalin's secret police have rounded up 26 writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a 27th suddenly appears: a teenager, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wonder at what has brought them together and wrestle with what it means to write in troubled times. Time Out New York called The Twenty-seventh Man "exquisite - as chilling and haunted as a ghost story." With The Twenty-seventh Man, Edelstein returns to the Englander play he premiered in New York and reimagines it for the Globe's intimate in-the-round space, bringing us larger-than-life personalities and an unforgettable reminder of the transcendent power of storytelling.

Hal Linden will play Yiddish writer Yevgeny Zunser. A versatile Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor/singer/musician, Linden appeared on Broadway in Cabaret, The Gathering, The Sisters Rosensweig, and I'm Not Rappaport, Off Broadway in Visiting Mr. Green, and as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. The world recognizes him from the enormously popular television series "Barney Miller," and he is a familiar face on television and in films including Out to Sea and A New Life.

The acting company also includes Lowell Byers (the Globe's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Othello, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre) as the Guard, Robert Dorfman (The Lion King and Social Security on Broadway, A Dybbuk and The Normal Heart at The Public) as Vasily Korinsky, Eli Gelb (Off Broadway's The Thickness of Skin and Brighton Beach Memoirs) as Pinchas Pelovitz, Ron Orbach (film Clueless, Chicago and Laughter on the 23rd Floor on Broadway) as Moishe Bretzky, and James Shanklin ("Hell on Wheels," original Broadway company of Wit, Bethany at the Globe) as Agent in Charge.

The creative team includes Michael McGarty (Scenic Design), Katherine Roth (Costume Design), Russell H. Champa(Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), and Anjee Nero (Stage Manager).

Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

Photo Credit: Jim Cox

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Eli Gelb appears as Pinchas Pelovits, Hal Linden as Yevgeny Zunser, Ron Orbach as Moishe Bretzky, and Robert Dorfman as Vasily Korinsky

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Robert Dorfman appears as Vasily Korinsky, Hal Linden as Yevgeny Zunser, Ron Orbach as Moishe Bretzky, and Eli Gelb as Pinchas Pelovits

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Hal Linden appear as Yevgeny Zunser

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Ron Orbach appears as Moishe Bretzky

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Eli Gelb appears as Pinchas Pelovits

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Robert Dorfman appears as Vasily Korinsky

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein (third from right) directs The Twenty-seventh Man, featuring (From left) Robert Dorfman, Lowell Byers, Hal Linden, James Shanklin, Ron Orbach, and Eli Gelb

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Hal Linden appears as Yevgeny Zunser

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Ron Orbach appears as Moishe Bretzky

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Eli Gelb appears as Pinchas Pelovits

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Robert Dorfman appears as Vasily Korinsky

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
James Shanklin appears as Agent in Charge

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
Lowell Byers appears as Guard

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Old Globe
The cast of The Twenty-seventh Man: (From left) Robert Dorfman, Lowell Byers, Hal Linden, James Shanklin, Eli Gelb, and Ron Orbach.



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