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Lincoln Center Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's The Grand Manner in May 2010

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A.R. Gurney
A.R. Gurney
Lincoln Center Theater will present the world premiere of A. R. Gurney's new play The Grand Manner, to be directed by Mark Lamos, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, starting on Thursday, May 27, with an official opening scheduled for Thursday, June 24. Casting and designers will be announced at a later date.

In 1948, Gurney, then a young boarding school student, traveled to New York where he attended a performance of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, going backstage afterwards to meet the production's star, the great stage actress Katharine Cornell. A mix of remembrance and imagination, the play is a love letter to this fabled actress and a heartfelt look back at the glorious heyday of Broadway.

Gurney's many plays include Sylvia, The Dining Room, and The Cocktail Hour, and his plays Far East, Ancestral Voices and Big Bill were all produced by Lincoln Center Theater.

Lamos, who is currently artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse, has directed LCT's productions of Big Bill, Cymbeline, Measure for Measure, The Rivals and Edward Albee's Seascape.


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