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Marion Ross to Lead Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company's LOST IN YONKERS

David Eisner and Avery Saltzman, Co-Artistic Directors of the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company (HGJTC), present Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play LOST IN YONKERS starring Marion Ross ("Happy Days"), at the Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, from May 12 - June 10, 2012. 

Joining Marion Ross as "Grandma Kurnitz" will be Linda Kash (Gorgeous in HGJTC's The Sisters Rosensweig
) as Bella; beloved film, stage and television veteran Sheila McCarthy ("Little Mosque on the Prairie") as Gert; Ari Cohen (Biff in Soulpepper's Death of a Salesman) as Louie, and HGJTC co-Artistic Director David Eisner as Eddie in his HGJTC debut.

Directed by Jim Warren (HGJTC's The Sisters Rosensweig), with sets by Sue LePage, costumes by Lori Hickling and lighting byLesley Wilkinson, LOST IN YONKERS focuses on two Young Brothers, Arty (Jesse Shimko) and Jay (Alessandro Costantini), who are left in the care of their severe and frightfully intimidating Grandmother, in Yonkers, New York during the summer of 1942.

Neil Simon is one of the world's most successful playwrights. He has had dozens of plays and nearly as many major motion pictures produced. He has been showered with more Academy and Tony nominations than any other writer, and had four Broadway productions running simultaneously. His plays have been produced in dozens of languages, and have been blockbuster hits from Beijing to Moscow.

Marion Ross has been nominated for five Emmy Awards including two nominations for her role as "Mrs. Cunningham" in the legendary TV series "Happy Days."  Her other numerous TV appearances include "That 70s Show," "Brooklyn Bridge," "Touched by an Angel," "The Love Boat" (as the wife of Captain Merrill Stubing), "The Love Boat:  the Next Wave," "The Drew Carey Show" (as Drew's mom), "Early Edition," the TV movies "Hidden in Silence," "The Lake" and "About Sarah" and the theatrical movies "The Evening Star" and "The Last Best Sunday" (directed by Don Most), among many others.  Marion Ross made her Broadway debut in Edwin Booth (1958) and was most recently on Broadway in Arsenic and Old Lace (1987).  She has two children and lives in California's San Fernando Valley in a country-style home she calls "Happy Days Farm." 
The original production of LOST IN YONKERS played 780 performances at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. Directed by Gene Saks, it starred Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl and Kevin Spacey who all won Tony Awards for their performances. Simon wrote the screenplay for the 1993 film directed by Martha Coolidge, starring Richard Dreyfus with Worth and Ruehl repeating their roles.

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