Tuesday, May 20, 2014

B'way: Hurry For Tickets; 'Jonses' Must Close 7/6

The producers of Will Eno’s new play The Realistic Joneses have announced that the production will play its final performance on Sunday, July 6, 2014, having played 27 previews and 105 performances for a total of 132 paid performances. It began previews Thursday, March 13, 2014, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street).

Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the box office of the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street).

The Realistic Joneses stars Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner; Academy Award and Tony Award-nominee Toni Collette (“Hostages,” “United States of Tara,” The Sixth SenseThe Wild Party), Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Michael C. Hall (“Dexter,”Chicago, “Six Feet Under”), Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; August: Osage County; “Homeland”), and Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny; The Wrestler; Salomé).

The production is directed by Obie Award-winner Sam Gold, who recently received critical acclaim for his production of Fun Home at the Public Theater. It features scenic design by David Zinn, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Mark Barton, and sound by Leon Rothenberg.

Here’s what critics had to say:

“A PLEASURABLE RUSH VIRTUALLY UNMATCHED BY ANYTHING I’VE SEEN THIS SEASON. Plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as ‘The Realistic Joneses,’ do not appear often on Broadway. Or ever, really. Broadway has long been a place inhospitable to the truly active currents of contemporary theater, so the opening of Will Eno’s play at the Lyceum Theater is AN OCCASION WORTH CELEBRATING. Mr. Eno’s voice may be the most singular of his generation; it’s humane, literate and slyly hilarious.”
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“(****) FOUR STARS! A MARVEL OF INFIDELITY, MORTALITY AND COSMIC PROFUNDITY! The powerhouse cast is excellent, playing the minimalistic music of the lines without losing warmth or individuality.”
- David Cote, Time Out NY

“THE MARVELOUS, ALL-STAR CAST SAVORS EVERY LAST SYLLABLE OF THIS HYPNOTICALLY QUIRKY AND WITTY PLAY, snappily delivered by certifiable stars. Tracy Letts and Toni Collette are terribly funny, and Marisa Tomei and Michael C. Hall are perfect.”

“A SHARP TREAT that movingly emphasizes the ultimate commonality of the human condition. Director Sam Gold and his excellent cast ensure that its humor and poignancy are equally served.”
USA Today

The Realistic Joneses is an inside look at the people who live next door, the truths we think we know about those neighbors and the secrets we never imagined we all might share. Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei star in this new play, hailed by the New York Times as “far and away the most stimulating, adventurous and flat-out good play to be produced on Broadway this year.” The Realistic Joneses is written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno and directed by Sam Gold.

The Realistic Joneses is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Stacey Mindich, Susan Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Andy Sandberg, Scott M. Delman, William Berlind, Caiola Productions, CandyWendyJamie Productions, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Finn Moellenberg Productions, Angelina Fiordellisi, Jay Franke, Gesso Productions, Grimaldi Astrachan Hello Entertainment, Meg Herman, Mara Smigel Rutter Productions, KM-R&D, and Will Trice, in association with Yale Repertory Theatre.

*Toni Collette is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association.


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