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Mercedes Ruehl to Join Jeff Goldblum in London Prisoner of Second Avenue logo
Mercedes Ruehl
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Tony Award and Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl will play Edna to Jeff Goldblum's Mel in The Old Vic Theatre's revival of Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue, to run, as previously announced, June 30-September 11 at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre. 2010 Tony Award nominee Terry Johnson will direct the production, which will feature designs by Rob Howell and lighting design by Neil Austin.

Set in the 1970's, Simon's play is a black comedy depicting a New York couple, Mel and Edna Edison, enduring the trials and tribulations of city life. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Ruehl won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in Lost in Yonkers. Among her many other stage credits are her Tony-nominated performances in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and The Shadow Box as well as The American Plan and The Rose Tatoo. She won an Academy Award for her performance in Married to the Mob.

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