Xanthe Elbrick
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Xanthe Elbrick
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Tony Award nominee Xanthe Elbrick will join the cast of Beebo Brinker Chronicles, currently playing 37 Arts Theatre, on March 25. Adapted from Ann Bannon's groundbreaking, award-winning pulp novels of the 1950s and 1960s, the play -- which recently won a GLAAD Media Award -- is written by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman, and directed by Leigh Silverman.

Beebo follows the lives and loves of four friends in pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village. Beth and Laura, secret lovers in college, still pine for each other. Before they can reunite, they find themselves entangled in a web spun by Beebo Brinker, a butch denizen of the underground bar scene, and Jack, a flamboyant fop with caustic wit.

Elbrick takes over the role of Laura from Marin Ireland. The production also features Carolyn Baeumler, Jenn Colella, Bill Dawes, Autumn Dornfeld, David Greenspan. The design team will include Theresa Squire (costumes), Rachel Hauck (set), Nicole Pearce (lights), and Jill BC DuBoff (sound).

Elbrick played the dual roles of Aaron and Alexander in the Broadway production of Coram Boy. In addition to her Tony nomination, she received a Drama Desk Award nomination and a Theatre World Award. Her many other stage credits include Cabaret, Anything Goes, and The Miracle Worker.