Kyra Sedgwick in White Rabbit Red Rabbit
(New York, NY) In support of PEN International, Maberry Theatricals (Devlin Elliott and Tom Kirdahy) announces schedule changes for WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour, making its New York Premiere in a limited engagement playing Monday nights at Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street).
Due to a scheduling conflict with a newly confirmed film project, Tony Award winner and Golden Globe & Emmy Award nominee Alan Cumming will now perform on Monday, June 6, rather than the previously announced date of Monday, April 25. Golden Globe & Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick is now confirmed to perform on Monday, April 25. Tickets for June 6 will go on sale Friday, April 1 at 6:00pm to the general public. Current ticket holders for April 25 will be contacted and offered first opportunity to exchange their tickets for Mr. Cumming’s new date of June 6.
No rehearsal. No director. No set. No spoilers. A different performer each night is handed the script for the first time as they step onto the stage. “For all foreseeable Mondays, others will step into the role…and each of them, on a beautiful molecular level, will never be the same again,” assures Entertainment Weekly. The rotating cast, each performing only one time ever, features: four-time Emmy winner Wayne Brady (April 4); Lucille Lortel Award winner, comedian, actor & director Mike Birbiglia (April 11); Emmy, Grammy & Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (April 18); and Emmy & Tony Winner Martin Short (May 2). On dates soon to be announced, pending artist availability, are Emmy & Tony Award winner Christine Baranski; Olivier & Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo; Emmy & Tony Award winner Andrea Martin; three-time Tony Award winner Marin Mazzie; Emmy & Tony Award winner Donna Murphy; Emmy & Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce; and television, film & stage star George Takei. Previous performers include Nathan Lane (March 7), Whoopi Goldberg (March 14), Patrick Wilson (March 21) and Brian Dennehy (March 28).
Forbidden to leave his country, young Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour found a way for his voice to get out when he physically could not. This wildly entertaining and thought-provoking theatrical piece – where no audience can see the same show twice – blends drama, comedy and social experiment, providing audiences with a potent reminder of the transformative power of theatre.
The play had its world premiere in 2011 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning the Arches Brick Award, followed by presentations at Summerworks and Dublin Fringe Festival where it was awarded “Outstanding New Performance” and “Best New Performance” respectively. The play has since been translated into fifteen different languages and performed over 200 times worldwide – from London to Oslo, Athens, Berlin, Melbourne and Singapore – by such stars as Michael Shannon, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Stephen Rea, Sinead Cusack, David Morse and more.
Tickets to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT are on sale via Telecharge.com/ (212-239-6200). The performance schedule is Monday evenings at 8:00pm.
A portion of the play’s profits will go to PEN International, the world’s leading association of writers working to promote literature and defend freedom of expression around the world (www.pen-international.org). WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is produced in association with Aurora Nova Productions and Boat Rocker Entertainment.
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMERS (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE):
Performed March 7: Nathan Lane
Performed March 14: Whoopi Goldberg
Performed March 21: Patrick Wilson
Performed March 28: Brian Dennehy
April 4: Wayne Brady
April 11: Mike Birbiglia
April 18: Cynthia Nixon
April 25: Kyra Sedgwick
May 2: Martin Short
May 9: Artist TBA
May 16: Artist TBA
May 23: Artist TBA
May 30: Artist TBA
June 6: Alan Cumming