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Peter Maloney to Replace Brian Murray in MTC's To Be or Not to Be logo
Peter Maloney
Peter Maloney will replace the previously announced Brian Murray in the world premiere comedy To Be Or Not To Be, written by Nick Whitby, based on the film of the same name, to play Manhattan Theater Club's Biltmore Theatre (soon to be renamed the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), beginning September 11. The production, which will open officially on October 2, will be directed by Casey Nicholaw.

The black comedy is set in 1939 Warsaw, and involves a theatrical troupe run by married couple Joseph and Maria Tura (played by Craig Bierko and Jan Maxwell), who end up facing desperate times, and are recruited to help catch a spy by a handsome young fighter pilot.

The supporting cast will also feature Peter Benson, Robert Dorfman, Steve Kazee, Michael McCarty, Kristine Nielsen, Brandon Perler, Rocco Sisto, Jimmy Smagula, and Marina Squerciati. The creative team will feature Anna Louizos (sets), Gregg Barnes (costumes), Howell Binkley (lighting), Darron L. West (sound), and Wendall and Zak (projections).

Maloney, who will play Dowasz, has previously appeared on Broadway in Dinner at Eight, Arcadia, Carousel, Six Degrees of Separation, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Our Town, Judgment at Nuremberg, Stanley, Poor Murderer, and Hughie. Recent Off-Broadway credits include Almost An Evening, Trumpery, and The Voysey Inheritance.

Nicholaw directed and choreographed The Drowsy Chaperone and did the choreography for Monty Python's Spamalot, all of which earned him Tony Award nominations.

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