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Karen Ziemba, Tom Hewitt, and More Star in Heartbreak House

David Staller adapts and directs George Bernard Shaw's comedy, now playing at Theatre Row.

The cast of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House, now playing at off-Broadway's Theatre Row.
(© Carol Rosegg)

Gingold Theatrical Group's production of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House has released new photos of its off-Broadway run. Opening night is set for September 29.

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Directed and adapted by artistic director David Staller, the cast features Tony nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden), Tom Hewitt (Chicago), Jeff Hiller (Bright Colors and Bold Patterns), Kimberly Immanuel (Pacific Overtures), Tony nominee Derek Smith (The Green Bird), Raphael Nash Thompson (The Red Letter Plays: F*cking A), Lenny Wolpe (Bullets Over Broadway), and Tony winner Karen Ziemba (Prince of Broadway).

The production is described as follows: "This new adaptation of Shaw's infamous WWI play is set during the first days of the London Blitz (September 1940). We're in London's Ambassadors Theatre when the sirens go off. With the performance interrupted, the cast and audience have joined together to seek shelter in the theater's basement. To entertain the crowd, the cast performs Shaw's most vital paean to resistance and perseverance against tyranny, Heartbreak House. Inspired by actual events as lived by Hermione Gingold during the WWII's darkest days, this revelatory approach will make Shaw's masterpiece more timely than ever."

The limited off-Broadway engagement will run through September 29.

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