Billy Crudup takes a bow at curtain call on opening night.
Billy Crudup takes a bow at curtain call on opening night.
(© Tricia Baron)

The Vineyard Theatre's world premiere production of David Cale's Harry Clarke opened last night, Novemeber 19, under the direction of Leigh Silverman. Billy Crudup stars in the one-man show, running through December 10.

The Vineyard produces the new work in association with Audible, the world's largest seller and producer of digital spoken-word entertainment. Audible will record and produce Crudup's performance in Harry Clarke as an audio play, available to Audible members in early 2018.

Star Billy Crudup, director Leigh Silverman, and playwright David Cale celebrate opening night.
Star Billy Crudup, director Leigh Silverman, and playwright David Cale celebrate opening night.
(© Tricia Baron)

Harry Clarke is described as "a sexually charged and wickedly funny one-man thriller." It is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.

The design team includes scenic design by Tony Award nominee Alexander Dodge, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Alan Edwards, sound design by Bart Fasbender, and original music by David Cale.

Billy Crudup mad sure to grab a photo with his mother, Georganne Gaither.
Billy Crudup made sure to grab a photo with his mother, Georganne Gaither.
(© Tricia Baron)

Audible's collaboration with the Vineyard is part of the company's larger effort to identify and nurture emerging playwrights and expose outstanding performances of their works to millions of Audible listeners. In May, Audible announced a $5 million fund dedicated to the commissioning and development of innovative English-language works from playwrights around the globe, supporting the creation of one- and two-person audio plays driven by language and voice.

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