59E59 Theaters will present the world premiere of Dan McCormick's The Violin this fall under the direction of Joseph Discher.
Robert LuPone (Broadway’s True West, One Thousand Clowns, the original cast of A Chorus Line) and Peter Bradbury (Broadway’s King Charles III, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Cherry Orchard) will star as Gio and Bobby, respectively. The actor playing the role of Terry will be announced shortly.
Produced by The Directors Company in association with ShadowCatcher Entertainment, performances will begin September 7 prior to an official opening September 19. The limited run will continue through October 14 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).
The Violin concerns two hapless brothers, Bobby and Terry, along with Gio, an elderly tailor, who find a priceless 1710 Stradivarius violin in the back of a taxi.
The design team includes scenic designer Harry Feiner, costume designer Michael McDonald, and lighting designer Matthew Adelson. The production stage manager is Rose Riccardi. Darren Bagert and Adam Hess serve as executive producers.
Tickets go on sale to 59E59 Members August 3 and will be made available to the general public August 10. To purchase, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit 59e59.org.