Broadway veterans Alexandra Silber and Max von Essen star in the world premiere of Murder on the Orient Express, directed by Emily Mann, at McCarter Theatre Center.
Broadway veterans Alexandra Silber and Max von Essen star in the world premiere of Murder on the Orient Express, directed by Emily Mann, at McCarter Theatre Center.
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Murder on the Orient Express begins performances tonight at McCarter Theatre Center.

Adapted by Ken Ludwig from Agatha Christie's novel, Murder on the Orient Express is described as follows, "The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it's the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot, n'est-ce pas?"

Emily Mann directs the cast of Allan Corduner as Detective Hercule Poirot, Veanne Cox (An American in Paris) as Princess Dragomiroff, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh (Disgraced) as Michel, Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You) as Helen Hubbard, Susannah Hoffman (Baby Doll) as Mary Debenham, Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof) as Countess Andrenyi, Juha Sorola (About Heroes) as Hector MacQueen, Samantha Steinmetz (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility) as Greta Ohlsson, Max von Essen (An American in Paris) as Samuel Ratchett and Col. Arburthnot, and Evan Zes (Incident at Vichy) as Monsieur Bouc.

The creative team features Tony Award-winning designers Beowulf Boritt (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), Ken Billington (lighting), and Darron L. West (sound).

Performances continue through April 2.

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