THE BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUEST WALK-ONS FOR “BAREFOOT IN THE PARK”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
A SPECIAL “DELIVERY” TO
THE BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE!
SPECIAL GUEST WALK-ONS
“B A R E F O O T I N T H E P A R K”
DRAWING TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7TH AT 10 AM
FOR 3 LUCKY WINNERS
New Hope, PA (8/1/12) – Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced the full line-up of distinguished community leaders to take on the walk-on role of “Delivery Person” in Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. In addition, a live drawing will be held on Tuesday, August 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street) to select 3 lucky people to be featured in the role. Over 150 people entered to win a chance to take the stage!
Scheduled to appear to date are: New Hope Mayor Laurence D. Keller, New Hope Borough Council President Dr. Claire Shaw, New Hope Borough Councilwoman Geri Delevich, Chairman of the Board of the Heritage Conservancy Marvin L. Woodall, artist/photographer and former CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum Bruce Katsiff, Executive Director of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Dr. Vail P. Garvin, beloved cabaret entertainer and owner of Bob Egan Entertainment Bob Egan. We are also thrilled to welcome back “home” former BCP Alum and actor/director of the popular Phillips Mill Theater Cabarets Eleanor “Mouse” Miller and previous BCP director/choreographer, owner/director of Theatre Arts Center and partner in Lewis and Fox Casting in NYC Kristine Lewis, and many more! (Complete list attached)
Already extended by popular demand, performances of Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park begin tonight Tuesday, August 7th and run through Sunday, September 2nd at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street).
The cast of Barefoot in the Park will feature veteran Broadway performers Jonathan Hadary (Spamalot, Gypsy), Candy Buckley (Cabaret), Lee Aaron Rosen (The Normal Heart), and Robert John Biedermann (Wizard of Oz), who will be joined by the recipient of Julliard’s 2011 John Houseman Prize, Virginia Veale.
First seen on the BCP stage nearly 50 years ago prior to its original 1963 Broadway run, this iconic and beloved play about the trials and tribulations of two newlyweds on the top floor of a New York brownstone has been leaving audiences breathless with laughter for generations. Directed by Tony® Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (2010’s Tony® Award-nominated new play, Next Fall) this timeless comedy provides a breath of fresh air for the dog days of summer.
“I am so delighted that the Bucks County Playhouse, such an important place in my creative life, will be up and running again. For it to feature in its renaissance season, one of my own plays is icing on the cake,” commented Neil Simon.
Tickets are on sale now! Regular single ticket prices range from $29 to $54, subscription prices range from $55 to $99, and groups of 10 or more range from $21 to $41. Playhouse Productions Members will receive discounts on both subscriptions and single tickets along with other benefits. For full details, and to purchase tickets, please visit bcptheater.org or call 215-862-2121.
Barefoot in the Park will play the following schedule: Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m., Thursdays at 4:00 and 8:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 and 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m
Barefoot in the Park is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and is graciously sponsored in part by Stoller Family Partners.
Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters. In continuous operation until December 2010, a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty has trod its boards, including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau.
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