WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
BILLY PORTER (SEPTEMBER 12)
JUSTIN BARTHA (SEPTEMBER 19)
STANA KATIC (SEPTEMBER 26)
They join the lineup of previously announced upcoming performances:
Benefit performance for LGBT center in Orlando by internet sensation
Randy Rainbow (AUGUST 15)
Two time Drama Desk Award winning stage and television star
Michael Urie (AUGUST 22)
Emmy Award nominee and acclaimed stage actor
Darren Criss (AUGUST 29)
NOW PLAYING IN A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
AT WESTSIDE THEATRE
“A DAZZLING, TRANSCENDENT piece of ALIVE AND KICKING theater.
The whole building felt like it was LIVING AND BREATHING.”
“The play is SHARP…and AB-CRUNCHINGLY FUNNY.”
“A PLAYFUL, ENIGMATIC AND HAUNTING SHOW that takes on a gravity that prickles your skin, and keeps taking unexpected turns that often lead us back to the relief of laughter.
Any worthy theatrical experience is a dive down into a rabbit hole, where the destination is unknown. The distinction of ‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’ is that the performer moves right alongside us on the journey.”
(New York, NY – August 8, 2016) Maberry Theatricals (Devlin Elliott and Tom Kirdahy) have announced the September line up of stars for the New York premiere of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour. The show will be performed by Tony Award and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, Shuffle Along) on September 12; by film, television and stage star Justin Bartha (The Hangover, Lend Me a Tenor) on September 19; and by Stana Katic, star of ABC’s “Castle”, on September 26. WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT makes its New York Premiere in this limited engagement, playing Monday nights at Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street). Performances began on March 7.
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. The rotating cast, each performing only one time ever, also features the previously announced: internet sensation, actor, and comedian Randy Rainbow (August 15) in a special benefit performance where all profits will be donated to the LGBT Center in Orlando, FL for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting; two-time Drama Desk Award winning stage and television star Michael Urie (August 22); and Emmy Award nominee and acclaimed stage actor Darren Criss (August 29). Previous performers include Nathan Lane (March 7), Whoopi Goldberg (March 14), Patrick Wilson (March 21), Brian Dennehy (March 28), Wayne Brady (April 4), Mike Birbiglia (April 11), Cynthia Nixon (April 18), Kyra Sedwick (April 25), Martin Short (May 2), Bobby Cannavale (May 9), David Hyde Pierce (May 16), Shohreh Aghdashloo (May 23), Alan Cumming (June 6), George Takei (June 13), Rachel Dratch (June 20), Reg E. Cathey (June 27), Kathy Najimy (July 11), F. Murray Abraham (July 18), Josh Radnor (July 25), Ramin Karimloo (August 1), and Tony Danza (August 8).
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 performances of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT are available via Telecharge.com/212-239-6200. The performance schedule is Monday evenings at 8:00pm.
A portion of the play’s profits 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
Performed April 4: Wayne Brady
Performed April 11: Mike Birbiglia
Performed April 18: Cynthia Nixon
Performed April 25: Kyra Sedgwick
Performed May 2: Martin Short
Performed May 9: Bobby Cannavale
Performed May 16: David Hyde Pierce
Performed May 23: Shohreh Aghdashloo
Performed June 6: Alan Cumming
Performed June 13: George Takei
Performed June 20: Rachel Dratch
Performed June 27: Reg E. Cathey
Performed July 11: Kathy Najimy
Performed July 18: F. Murray Abraham
Performed July 25: Josh Radnor
Performed August 1: Ramin Karimloo
Performed August 8: Tony Danza
August 15: Randy Rainbow
August 22: Michael Urie
August 29: Darren Criss
September 5: DARK
September 12: Billy Porter
September 19: Justin Bartha
September 26: Stana Katic
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