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Friday, 11 December 2009 13:56

GOD OF CARNAGE's new cast opens to acclaim

CHRISTINE LAHTI, ANNIE POTTS,
JIMMY SMITS, AND KEN STOTT
OPEN TO ACCLAIM IN THE
TONY AWARD-WINNING
GOD OF CARNAGE

AT THE BERNARD B. JACOBS THEATRE (242 WEST 45TH STREET)
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The cast of Broadway’s hottest comedy, the Tony Award-winning Best Play, GOD OF CARNAGE opened Wednesday night to acclaim from New York critics.

Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Christine Lahti (“Chicago Hope”) as ‘Veronica,’ Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Annie Potts (“Designing Women”) as ‘Annette,’ Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Jimmy Smits (“The West Wing”) as ‘Alan,’ and Olivier Award-nominee Ken Stott (original cast member of West End productions of GOD OF CARNAGEand Art) as ‘Michael’ have been embraced by critics and audiences alike. Below is a sampling of what critics had to say:

“Christine Lahti, Annie Potts, Jimmy Smits and Ken Stott are excellent. GOD OF CARNAGE is a four way prize fight.  Catnip for Broadway audiences.”
– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

GOD OF CARNAGE is riotously funny."
– Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

“Tart and scintillating, GOD OF CARNAGE is a deliciously combustible brew! Those unable to score tickets during the sold-out eight-month run, GOD OF CARNAGE is most definitely still worth experiencing.”
– David Rooney, Variety

GOD OF CARNAGE still summons stentorian laughter from new audiences. Matthew Warchus’ direction is brilliant”
– John Simon, Bloomberg

GOD OF CARNAGE is still one of the smartest and most amusing evenings on Broadway!”
– Robert Feldberg, The Bergen Record

“The new cast is stellar!  Matthew Warchus' direction is expert.”
– Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

GOD OF CARNAGE plays at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). 

After receiving rave reviews in London, GOD OF CARNAGE opened on Broadway March 22, 2009 to unanimous praise.

Ken Stott created the role of ‘Michael’ in the London premiere of the play.  Ken Stott is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association.  The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

The Yasmina Reza comedy won the Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus). GOD OF CARNAGE also won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

GOD OF CARNAGE is a comedy of manners without the manners.  The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it.

GOD OF CARNAGE reunites the creative team that staged the Tony Award-winning Best Play, Art. Designed by Mark Thompson (sets and costumes), with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker & Chris Cronin, the play has music by Gary Yershon.

Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com or in person at the Jacobs Theatre box office, 242 West 45th Street.  Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm.

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