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Monday, 26 October 2009 17:48

OLEANNA offers live interactive online video chat with Pullman/Stiles 10/27 at 9PM

- Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Bloomberg News, MTV, Backstage
 – USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, NY-1 News, Variety, Crain’s New York, AM-New York
– Wall Street Journal, Variety, Associated Press, Hollywood Reporter


(New York) –Producer Jeffrey Finn announced today that the recently-opened, first-ever Broadway production of OLEANNA, the provocative drama by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet, will be offering a live, interactive online interview with its stars Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles this Tuesday evening, October 27 at 9PM.  The two stars will be taking questions from online viewers for the 30 minute session.

To watch the live video chat, go to the OLEANNA website at www.OleannaOnBroadway for a homepage link to the Live Chat page, facilitated by and hosted by  Mr. Pullman and Ms. Stiles, along with moderator Kathy Searle, will both participate in the live video event for the entire time, answering questions as they’re submitted online in real-time. Those viewers interested in submitting questions that night will need to sign-in either through their own Twitter account or by logging in via Ustream (which is a simple sign-up). 

Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), OLEANNA is a gripping account of a power struggle between a male university professor (Pullman) and one of his female students (Stiles).  The production features scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by four-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Donald Holder and fight direction by Rick SordeletOLEANNA plays at The Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).

The New York Times calls OLEANNA “Infernally ingenious.  The ultimate he-said, she-said drama!” USA Today heralds it as “A gripping new production! OLEANNA has lost none of its provocative power and is bound to inspire animated conversations long after the curtain falls.” The Associated Press proclaims, “Get ready to be infuriated again! OLEANNA is incendiary and inflammatory, bruising and fascinating! It builds to an explosive climax!”  And critics keep coming back to the same three words: “EXPLOSIVE” (Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Bloomberg News, MTV, Backstage); “PROVOCATIVE” (USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, NY-1 News, Crain’s New York, AM-New York, Backstage); and “INCENDIARY” (Wall Street Journal, Variety, Associated Press, Hollywood Reporter). 

OLEANNA is produced by Jeffrey Finn, Arlene Scanlan, Jed Bernstein, Ken Davenport, Carla Emil, Ergo Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Elie Hirschfeld, Rachel Hirschfeld, HOP Theatricals, Brian Fenty/Martha H. Jones and Center Theatre Group.

Tickets, $116.50 to $76.50, are available for purchase through visiting, calling (212) 239-6200 or visiting the Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45th Street).  Premium tickets are also available.  The performance schedule for OLEANNA is Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. 

Student tickets, $25 each, are available at the box office, day of performance only, beginning when the box office opens.  Tickets are subject to availability. Valid student ID required, 2 tickets per ID.

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