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Monday, 28 September 2009 14:57

Manhattan Theatre Club's "The Royal Family" In the News

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S
THE ROYAL FAMILY
FEATURED IN
THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE DAILY NEWS,
BLOOMBERG NEWS, THE VILLAGE VOICE,
PLAYBILL MAGAZINE, & CINDY ADAMS

NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF CLASSIC COMEDY
TO OPEN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

Manhattan Theatre Club’s new Broadway production of the classic comedy THE ROYAL FAMILY has recently been featured in The New York Times, The Daily News, Bloomberg, The Village Voice, Playbill Magazine, and by columnist Cindy Adams.

Currently in previews, George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s THE ROYAL FAMILY will open Thursday, October 8 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production is directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes.

Follow a famous family of stage stars as they go about the drama of the day: choosing scripts, dashing off to performances, stealing kisses from handsome beaus. But what’s this business about the youngest diva wanting to quit the stage for domestic bliss? Never, darling! 

Below is information about each of these press breaks:

THE NEW YORK TIMES
In Sunday’s Arts & Leisure section, critic Charles Isherwood wrote an essay on THE ROYAL FAMILY co-writer George S. Kaufman. In the essay, tagged on the cover of the section as “Funny Then, Funny Now,” Isherwood says, “Kaufman’s writing retains its energy and force today because, aside from its clear virtues as expertly wrought comedy, much of it seems to prefigure, predict and lampoon cultural developments that have gained force in the decades since the years of his influence.”

TO READ THE FULL ESSAY, CLICK HERE.

THE DAILY NEWS
In Sunday’s Daily News, reporter Joe Dziemianowicz wrote about a sword fight that opens the top of the second act of THE ROYAL FAMILY. The fight, choreographed by Rick Sordelet, is an extended fight between cast members Reg Rogers and Rufus Collins. Dziemianowicz spoke to Rogers who said he watched DVDs of Captain Blood and The Princess Bride to help prepare for the moment.

TO READ THE FULL FEATURE, CLICK HERE.

BLOOMBERG
Bloomberg’s Zinta Lundborg sat down with actress Rosemary Harris to discuss the current production and reminisce about the 1975 production which also featured Harris, but in the role of ‘Julie Cavendish,’ a part played in the MTC production by Jan Maxwell.

TO READ THE FULL FEATURE, CLICK HERE.

VILLAGE VOICE
The Voice’s Alexis Soloski spoke to Doug Hughes about the challenges and rewards of directing the comedy which features an ensemble cast of 16 actors.

TO READ THE FULL FEATURE, CLICK HERE.

PLAYBILL MAGAZINE
Playbill Magazine’s Harry Haun spoke to Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell about appearing in MTC’s new production of THE ROYAL FAMILY.

TO READ THE FULL FEATURE, CLICK HERE.

CINDY ADAMS
Columnist Cindy Adams has twice featured THE ROYAL FAMILY in recent editions of her column. Earlier this month, she wrote about Rosemary Harris and last week’s headline and lead item featured Ana Gasteyer.

TO READ CINDY’S COLUMN FEATURING HARRIS, CLICK HERE.
TO READ CINDY’S COLUMN FEATURING GASTEYER, CLICK HERE.

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY

  • Single tickets to THE ROYAL FAMILY are available via www.Telecharge.com; by telephone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 if outside the NY metro area; and at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue).
  • THE ROYAL FAMILY tickets range in price from $57.00-$97.00. 

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