Thursday, June 28, 2007

From Manhattan To Mauritius

From Manhattan To Mauritius

The melting pot known as Mauritius has long been the vacation destination of choice for the well-heeled in Africa and southwest Asia, thanks in part to the gorgeous scenery and pristine beaches the island nation offers.

Now, Theresa Rebeck's version of Mauritius will come to life for the first time on the New York stage, thanks to the Manhattan Theatre Club's fall production scheduled to open at the Biltmore Theatre on October 4.

With Doug Hughes at the helm, the "sinister comedy" will feature a phenomenal cast, including the effervescent Tony-winning actress Katie Finneran (Noises Off) -- who's finally returning to the Great White Way after a five year absence -- and the hot, young Tony-nominated actress Alison Pill (The Lieutenant Of Inishmore) as half-sisters grappling with their mother's death and bequest. Rounding out the cast will be F. Murray Abraham (in his first return to Broadway since 1997's Triumph Of Love), Dylan Baker and Bobby Cannavale.

The casting alone certainly might make this Mauritius worth the trip.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 28 June, 2007, Anonymous Esther said...

What really caught my eye about this play was not the cast, but the subject - it involves a rare stamp collection. I collected stamps as a kid, and returned to the hobby a little bit as an adult, although I never had any rarities. I'm intrigued about the role that stamp collecting might play. I'm hoping it's a big one! Plus, I'd love to see F. Murray Abraham on stage.

At 28 June, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

While stamp collecting doesn't excite me, the cast certainly does. I loved Finneran in Noises Off - she was wonderful alongside Patti LuPone, Richard Easton, Faith Prince, Peter Gallagher, T.R. Knight and Edward Hibbert (who, incidentally, I saw in the audience of Crazy Mary the other night - had a chance to speak briefly to him as well. Nice chap!). What a cast that was!

Last time I saw F. Murray Abraham was as Roy Cohn in Angels In America. All I can say about his performance is "WOW!"


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