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Elizabeth Marvel and Norbert Leo Butz
in Fifty Words
(© Joan Marcus)
MCC Theater has announced that its production of Tony Award-winner Michael Weller's Fifty Words, currently in previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, will now open on October 1. This is a result of injuries sustained by the play's two stars -- Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Marvel -- earlier in the week that forced the cancellation of the September 24 performance.

Austin Pendleton directs this two-hander, which is an expansive look at modern marriage, as seen through the looking glass of one couple's long night's journey into day.

Butz won a Tony for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and most recently appeared on Broadway in Is He Dead? Additional Main Stem credits include Wicked, Cabaret, Thou Shalt Not (Tony Award-nomination), and Rent. Marvel starred in the recent Broadway revival of Top Girls. She is a three-time Obie Award winner, for Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Misalliance.

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