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THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side secular Jewish family in 1980s and then later in 2000s, as the plot evolves, family secrets are exposed.
Set in a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former teen movie star Julie Bascov, her wealthy husband Ben and his sister Faye bring their families together for their traditional Christmas dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A houseguest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly - or perhaps by design - insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs' seemingly ideal family life may be about to crumble. The Assembled Parties is stunning new play infused with humor, an incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.
Get your discount tickets to The Assembled Parties's World premiere on Broadway, the limited run has been extended to July 28th, 2013!
The Assembled Parties - Broadway Cast
- Jessica Hecht as Julie Bascov a former movie star. A Tony nominee, she has appeared on Broadway 'After the Fall', 'Julius Caesar', 'A View from the Bridge' and 'Harvey' among others.
- Judith Light as Faye, Julie's sister in law. Ms. Light won a 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play. Her stage appearances first began in the 1970's and she has since appeared in 'Wit', 'Lombardi' (Tony nominee for best actress in 2011), 'Other Desert Cities' (Tony winner for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play) and others.
- Remy Auberjonois as Jeff
- Mark Blum as Mort
- Sam Robards as Ben, Julie's husband
- Lauren Blumefeld as Shelly
- Alex Dreider as Timmy
- Jake Silbermann as Scotty/Tim
The Assembled Parties Creative Team:
Author: Richard Greenberg
Director: Lynne Meadow
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club
The Assembled Parties previews started on March 21, 2013 and the Opening Night was on April 17.
Audience: The Assembled Parties may be inappropriate for children under 12 as the plot and jokes are too sophisticated for that age. The show itself does not contain objectionable topics.
CRITICS' PICK: The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York
FOUR STARS: Time Out New York, Bloomberg News
Ben Brantley, The New York Times.
There are tales, still told by the old ones of Broadway, of a time when Charm — with a capital C — was a cardinal virtue in the theater. It was an attribute that made plain actresses beautiful, and turned short, stocky men into matinee idols. Entire plays, it is said, were written in celebration of those who possessed this enviable trait, works filled with airy, tickling dialogue and the accouterments of tasteful wealth.
To my great surprise, a brand-new version of such a play has materialized at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, and it is, in a word, charming. It is also smart, sad and so impossibly well-spoken you may feel like giving up on conversation. It is called The Assembled Parties.
Jesse Green, New York Magazine
"RICHARD GREENBERG's EXCELLENT new play is RICHLY EMOTIONAL and BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED, given a TOP-DRAWER mounting by LYNNE MEADOW. We all have these characters in our families, though we RARELY SEE THEM ON STAGE."
Marylin Stasio, Variety
"IT'S PERFECTLY OK TO WORSHIP AT JESSICA HECHT'S FEET. JUDITH LIGHT is SO PERFECT you'd think the part had been written for her. JEREMY SHAMOS is EXCELLENT!"
2013 Tony Awards and Nominations for 'The Assembled Parties'The Assembled Parties won one Tony award out of 3 Tony nominations
- Judith Light TONY AWARD WINNER for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play'
- Nominated for 'Best Play'
- Santo Loquasto nominated for Best Scenic Design of a Play
- Nominated for Sound Design of a Play