The Country Girl On Broadway - First New York Production In More Than Thirty Years



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Venue:
Bernard B Jacobs Theater

Address:
242 W. 45th Street

Length:
Two hours 45 minutes - one 15 minute intermission

Opened:
April 27, 2008

Category:
Broadway Play (Drama)

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The Country Girl on Broadway directed by Academy Award winner Mike Nichols is a classic backstage story and the first major New York production in over thirty years. Morgan Freeman, Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher star in Nichols’ Broadway revival of Clifford Odet’s The Country Girl. The production is set to open at Shubert Theater in April.

The Acting And Creative Team

The play which first appeared on Broadway in 1950 features Georgie (McDormand) who is married to an out-of-luck actor Frank Elgin (Freeman). Frank gets the chance to make a major comeback when he is offered a chance by hotshot director Bernie Dodd (Gallagher). Uta Hagen, Paul Kelly and Steven Hill originally played the roles on Broadway in 1950.

Mike Nichols last assignment prior to The Country Girl on Broadway was the hit musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot. The most recent film of Nichols who is an eight-time Tony Award winner is Charlie Wilson’s War. Morgan Freeman co-starred with Dana Ivey in the off-Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy and also starred in the film version of the same with Jessica Tandy. Upcoming films of Freeman include the latest in the Batman series, The Dark Knight and Gone Baby Gone.

McDormand, Academy Award winner for her performance in Fargo also starred in movies such as Mississippi Burning, North Country and Almost Famous. Gallagher starred in Broadway revivals of Noises Off and Guys And Dolls as well as in the television series The O.C.

Other actors in The Country Girl on Broadway include Remy Auberjonois, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Anna Camp and Chip Zien. Auberjonois was last seen on Brroadway in Frost/Nixon. Rooney made an appearance in Henry IV at Lincoln Center. He has also recently starred in an off Broadway production, Yellow Face. Camp has also appeared off Broadway in God Hates The Irish, Columbinus and The Scene. Zien has made Broadway appearances in Falsettos, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Into The Woods. He is also set to appear in Applause, a City Center Encores production. The creative team of The Country Girl on Broadway includes Albert Wolsky (costume design), Natasha Katz (light design), Tim Hatley (scenic design) and sound design by Acme Sound Partners.

The Country Girl on Broadway will be produced by Bob Boyett and Ostar Productions. The Country Girl is one of the two plays that Mike Nichols is to direct this season on Broadway. The second play, Farragut North will be Beau Willimon’s political drama. Jake Gyllenhaal of Brokeback mountain fame is expected to make his Broadway debut in this play. The Country Girl is currently playing at the Bernard B Jacobs Theater. Regular price tickets are available for this show. To find the availability of tickets and the current prices, please click here. To find discount ticket offers for this show, please check today’s discount Broadway ticket listings. We offer you online tickets as well. To get the best tickets at ideal rates, click here now.





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