Manhattan Theatre Club announces that Bill Pullman (“1600 Penn;” The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?) will join the cast of THE OTHER PLACE starting Tuesday, February 5 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Pullman will assume the role of Ian.
Daniel Stern will play his final performance in the role on Sunday, February 3. Stern is leaving the production due to family matters in California that require his early departure from the show.
Pullman is an acclaimed actor of stage, television, and film, and currently can be seen in NBC’s first family comedy “1600 Penn.” His stage performances include his Drama Desk-nominated performances in two Edward Albee works: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? and Peter & Jerry. He most recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of David Mamet’s Oleanna opposite Julia Stiles.
The acclaimed production of THE OTHER PLACE, the new play by Sharr White, directed by Joe Mantello, was recently extended at MTC’s Friedman Theatre through Sunday, March 3. In addition to Pullman, the production also stars Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne,” November), Zoe Perry (Broadway debut), and John Schiappa (Assassins, Take Me Out).
Three-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf stars in MTC’s Broadway-premiere production of THE OTHER PLACE, a riveting new thriller by fast-rising playwright Sharr White and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Other Desert Cities, Wicked, Love! Valour! Compassion!).
Metcalf gives a “dazzling, must-be-seen performance” (Variety) as Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface.
THE OTHER PLACE had its world premiere at MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director), opening on March 28, 2011 where it extended due to popular demand. THE OTHER PLACE was nominated for two Outer Critics Circle Awards, a Drama League Award, and three Lucille Lortel Awards. Metcalf won an Obie Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance in the production.
The creative team for the production includes Eugene Lee & Edward Pierce (scenic design), David Zinn (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music & sound design), William Cusick (video & projection design), Caparelliotis Casting and Telsey + Company (casting).
Production support provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of the MTC/Sloan Science Theatre Initiative. Additional support for THE OTHER PLACE is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past three decades, MTC productions have earned a total of 18 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Venus in Fur; Master Class; Good People; The Whipping Man; Time Stands Still; The Royal Family; Ruined; The American Plan; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin.’
Tickets for THE OTHER PLACE are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $67 – $131.
For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
- MONDAY, JANUARY 21 – SUNDAY, MARCH 3: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.
BILL PULLMAN (Ian) is most widely known for his iconic film roles (jazz musician Fred Madison in David Lynch’s noir-horror film Lost Highway; President Thomas J. Whitmore in Roland Emmerich’s blockbuster Independence Day; the skeptical brother, Jack Callaghan, in While You Were Sleeping). His theater work includes The Jacksonian from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart), the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Oleanna opposite Julia Stiles, the Broadway world premiere of Edward Albee’s The Goat (Drama Desk nomination), and the New York premiere of Albee’s Peter & Jerry (Drama Desk nomination). Pullman can be seen in the new film from award-winning director Cherien Dabis (Amreeka), May in the Summer, and is the subject of a new documentary from award-winning director Yung Chang (Up The Yangtze, China Heavyweight), The Fruit Hunters. Currently, Bill Pullman also stars as President Dale Gilchrist in NBC’s First Family comedy “1600 Penn.”