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20 February 2009 @ 10:01 am
Desire Under the Elms Starring Dennehy and Gugino Headed to Broadway's St. James Theatre  


Coming directly from its critically acclaimed run at Chicago's prestigious Goodman Theatre, Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, starring Two-time Tony Award winner BRIAN DENNEHY, stage and screen star CARLA GUGINO, and Tony-nominee PABLO SCHREIBER, and under the direction of Tony Award Winner ROBERT FALLS, will transfer to Broadway for a strictly limited 13-week engagement at the ST. JAMES THEATRE - with performances beginning on April 14th, 2009 in preparation for an April 27th opening.

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS also stars BORIS McGIVER and DANIEL STEWART SHERMAN, and features design by WALT SPANGLER (set design), ANA KUZMANIC (costume design), MICHAEL PHILIPPI (Lighting Design), and RICHARD WOODBURY (Original Music and Sound Design).

JEFFREY RICHARDS, JERRY FRANKEL, and STEVE TRAXLER, the team that brought August: Osage County to Broadway from Chicago, will be the lead producers. They are currently represented on Broadway with Speed-the-Plow and Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush, both of which have recouped their investments. Their production of Blithe Spirit, starring Angela Lansbury, Rupert Everett, Christine Ebersole, and Jayne Atkinson, will begin performances on Thursday, February 26th.


She's definitely going to be nominated for a Tony, and there's a strong chance she'll win.

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waverider56waverider56 on February 20th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
She Deserves an Award
Well she certainly deserves a Tony award. I'd say it's long overdue too because she was fantastic in her last 2 plays as well. I'm a little surprised that she's going to continue on with "Desire Under the Elms" though becuz I thought that she had decided to move on to other projects. But she lives in NYC so I guess it will be alot easier for her to do it now. I saw her perform in it twice this year in Chicago & she was Incredible. To quote the The New York Times, "She [Gugino] is simply magnificent...it is impossible to look away." I couldn't agree more with that sentiment. I couldn't take my eyes off of her either & I can't imagine a better actress to play the part of Abbie than Carla.