The company of The Whirligig celebrates opening opening.
The company of The Whirligig celebrates opening night.
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The New Group's production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig opened on Sunday, May 21, at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Scott Elliott, this world premiere production continues performances through June 18.

Playwright Hamish Linklater poses for a photo with frequent collaborator Lily Rabe.
Playwright Hamish Linklater poses for a photo with frequent collaborator Lily Rabe.
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The Whirligig stars Noah Bean (Patrick), Norbert Leo Butz (Michael), Jon DeVries (Mr. Cormeny), Alex Hurt (Greg), Zosia Mamet (Trish), Jonny Orsini (Derrick), Grace Van Patten (Julie), and Dolly Wells (Kristina).

Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne made an appearance.
Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne made an appearance.
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The Whirligig is described as follows: "When, after much time away, Kristina is back in Berkshire County, word spreads fast that she and her ex-husband Michael are caring for their estranged, ailing daughter Julie. Brokenhearted and giddy with love and confusion, surprising visitors from Julie's complicated past practically trip over each other to reach the young woman they thought they'd lost years before but still feel so deeply connected to."

Zachary Quinto stopped for a photo.
Zachary Quinto stopped for a photo.
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The creative team includes scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by M.L. Dogg, original music by Duncan Sheik, and special effects design by Jeremy Chernick.

Actress Chloe Sevigny walked the red carpet.
Actor Chloe Sevigny walked the red carpet.
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For tickets and more information, click here.