Sunday, April 27, 2008

Country Girl Hits Big Apple

Country Girl Hits Big Apple

Today, the second Rialto revival of Clifford Odets' The Country Girl opens at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre under the direction of Mike Nichols.

Celebrated actors Morgan Freeman and Frances McDormand headline as Frank and Georgie Elgin, along with Peter Gallagher, Remy Auberjonois, Anna Camp, Joe Roland, Lucas Caleb Rooney and Chip Zien.

Odets' award-winning story is the stuff of pure Broadway, providing meaty roles about a Great White Way alcoholic actor and his wife. The original 1950-51 production at the Lyceum Theatre lasted 236 performances, while the one lone revival before this one in 1972 had 62.

This latest revival is a limited run scheduled through July 30. With all its star power, as well as legendary director a the helm, will critics herald The Country Girl yet again? Find out tomorrow as I provide my critics' capsule.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
Related Stories:

Looking Forward: The SOB Top Five (January 2, 2008)
Country Girl To Return To Big City (September 28, 2008)

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