The Assembled Parties Broadway:
The Assembled Parties plays at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 West 47th St, New York, NY 10036
Formerly Biltmore Theatre. Between Broadway and 8th Ave.- Map
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The Assembled Parties
by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The American Plan) and MTC begins their 10th collaboration with the world-premiere production of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
. MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (Wit, Collected Stories) directs the stellar cast that includes Tony nominee Jessica Hecht and Tony and 2-time Emmy winner Judith Light.
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov and her sister-in-law Faye bring their families together for their traditional holiday 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 picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. A stunning new play infused with humor, THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES is an incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.
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The Assembled Parties - Broadway Cast
The Assembled Parties Creative Team
- Jessica Hecht as Julie Bascov a former movie star. A Tony nominee, she has appeared on Broadway 'After the Fall, 'Julius Casesar, 'A View from the Bridge' and 'Harvey' among others.
- Judith Light as Faye, Julie's sister in law. On the theatre stage, she has played since the 70's with appearances on 'Wit', 'Lombardi' (Tony nominee for best actress in 2011), 'Other Desert Cities' and others.
- Jeremy Shamos as Jeff
- Judith Light as Faye.
- Mark Blum as Mort
- Sam Robards as Ben
- Lauren Blumefeld as Shelly
- Alex Dreider
- Jake Silbermann as Scotty/Tim
Author: Richard Greenberg
Director: Lynne Meadow
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club
The Assembled Parties previews start on March 21, 2013 and the Opening Night is scheduled for April 17
Audience: May be inappropriate for 12 and under.
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 Nominations for 'The Assembled Parties'
The Assembled Parties has been nominated for 3 Tony Awards
- Best Play
- Judith Light nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
- Santo Loquasto nominee for Best Scenic Design of a Play
Sound Design of a Play
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