MARY PAGE MARLOWE Extends Through August 19
“A GRIPPING PLAY.”
- The New York Times
“GORGEOUS. PIERCING. A KNOCKOUT.”
- The Hollywood Reporter
MARY PAGE MARLOWE
EXTENDS ONE WEEK AT SECOND STAGE THEATER
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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION
NOW RUNNING THROUGH AUGUST 19
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New York, NY – Due to overwhelming ticket demand, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced a one-week extension of the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS’ acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE. The production will now play through Sunday, August 19.
Directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER, MARY PAGE MARLOWE opened on July 12 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) to rave reviews. Jesse Green of The New York Times called it, “a gripping play…all six Mary Pages are excellent;” David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter praised the production as “an intimate collage of a woman’s life, rendered in piercing emotional detail;” and Marilyn Stasio in Variety called MARY PAGE MARLOWE “Brilliant!”
The cast features BLAIR BROWN, EMMA GEER, MIA SINCLAIR JENNESS, TATIANA MASLANY, KELLIE OVERBEY, and SUSAN POURFAR as the title character at different points in her life, as well as DAVID AARON BAKER, KAYLI CARTER, AUDREY CORSA, MARCIA DeBONIS, NICK DILLENBURG, RYAN FOUST, TESS FRAZER, GRACE GUMMER, BRIAN KERWIN, MARIA ELENA RAMIREZ, ELLIOT VILLAR, and GARY WILMES.
If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting portrait of a complex woman, demonstrating how a series of forgotten moments can add up to one memorable life.
MARY PAGE MARLOWE features scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Brandon Wolcott, original music by Bray Poor and casting by Telsey + Company. Lead production support is provided by Gina Maria Leonetti. Additional support provided by a grant from the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
This production marks Mr. Letts’ return to Second Stage Theater, which produced the New York premiere of his play, Man from Nebraska, directed by David Cromer, in February 2017.
Tickets are available at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422, open Sunday-Friday 12pm-6pm and Saturday 12pm-7pm. Subscriptions with Mary Page Marlowe are currently available beginning at $395, including Straight White Men, now on Broadway. For subscription and ticket information, please visit 2ST.com or call the Second Stage Subscriber Services at 212-246-4422.
ABOUT SECOND STAGE THEATER
Under the artistic direction of Carole Rothman, SECOND STAGE THEATER produces a diverse range of premieres and new interpretations of America’s best contemporary theater by living American playwrights, including 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis; 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey; 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes; The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown; Dogfight by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Peter Duchan; Dear Evan Hansen by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven Levenson; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage; Trust and Lonely, I’m Not by Paul Weitz; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz; Everyday Rapture and Whorl Inside a Loop by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott; Let Me Down Easy by Anna Deavere Smith; Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo; Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl; The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane; Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin; Jitney by August Wilson; Jar the Floor by Cheryl L. West; Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein; Crowns by Regina Taylor; Saturday Night by Stephen Sondheim; Afterbirth: Kathy & Mo’s Greatest Hits by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy; This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan; Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants by Ricky Jay; Coastal Disturbances by Tina Howe; A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller; Little Murders by Jules Feiffer; The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry; and Tiny Alice by Edward Albee.
The company’s more than 130 citations include six 2017 Tony Awards for Dear Evan Hansen (Best Musical; Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Ben Platt; Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Rachel Bay Jones; Best Book of a Musical; Best Original Score; Best Orchestrations), three 2009 Tony Awards for Next to Normal (Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Alice Ripley; Best Score, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey; Best Orchestrations, Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt); the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (Julie White, The Little Dog Laughed); the 2005 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (Rachel Sheinkin, …Spelling Bee) and Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Dan Fogler, …Spelling Bee); the 2002 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play (Mary Zimmerman for Metamorphoses); the 2002 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work, 30 Obie Awards, eight Outer Critics Circle Awards, three Clarence Derwent Awards, 13 Drama Desk Awards, nine Theatre World Awards, 19 Lucille Lortel Awards, the Drama Critics Circle Award and 23 AUDELCO Awards.
In 1999, Second Stage Theater opened The Tony Kiser Theater, its state-of-the-art, 296-seat theater, designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. In 2002, Second Stage launched “Second Stage Theater Uptown” series to showcase the work of up and coming artists at the McGinn/Cazale Theater. The Theater supports artists through several programs that include residencies, fellowships and commissions, and engages students and community members through education and outreach programs.
SECOND STAGE THEATER ON BROADWAY
Second Stage Theater purchased the historic Helen Hayes Theater, located at 240 W. 44th Street, in 2015. The company will continue to lease and operate their original theaters on the city’s Upper West Side and in Midtown Manhattan. Second Stage Theater enlisted David Rockwell and The Rockwell Group to make renovations and updates to the 106-year-old landmark building.
Second Stage Theater’s inaugural Broadway season includes the Broadway Premiere of Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman and featuring Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry, and Bel Powley, currently in performances through May 13, 2018. LOBBY HERO is sponsored by American Express.
Second Stage’s second Broadway production, Young Jean Lee’s STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, and starring Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider, is currently in previews and will officially open on Monday, July 23.
This inaugural season kicks off Second Stage’s mission of creating and building a permanent home on Broadway dedicated exclusively to American plays and living American playwrights.
Second Stage’s acclaimed production of Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG will also transfer to its new Broadway home, beginning performances on Tuesday, October 9 and opening Thursday, November 1.
Second Stage Theater is investing in its future on Broadway by co-commissioning established playwrights through its STAGE-2-STAGE program, launching with Los Angeles’s Center Theatre Group. This ongoing program will provide a pathway to Broadway, with each play receiving an initial production in Los Angeles at one of CTG’s three theatres before moving to New York. The commissioned playwrights are Jon Robin Baitz, Will Eno, Lisa Kron, Young Jean Lee, Lynn Nottage, and Paula Vogel.
Second Stage Theater is also co-commissioning a new work from Bess Wohl for Broadway, through a partnership with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and new works for Broadway from Lydia R. Diamond and Dominique Morisseau, which will be developed in association with Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater.
For more information, please visit www.2ST.com
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