Signature Theatre Company is proud to announce that two-time
Emmy winner and Tony nominee Larry Bryggman will join Tony and Academy Award-winning
actress Mercedes Ruehl in the world premiere of Edward Albee's Occupant directed by Pam MacKinnon.
Albee was Signature's 1993-1994
Playwright-in-Residence. Edward Albee's Occupant begins performances on May 6,
2008 and continues through June 29 at The Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street
(between 10th and 11th Avenues). The
production, previously scheduled to open on May 29, will now have its official
opening on June 5.
Signature Theatre Company caps off its 2007-2008 season with
a Legacy Production as part of its Premiere Series, which presents new work by
former Playwrights-in-Residence. "Edward Albee's Occupant is a portrait of acclaimed sculptor Louise Nevelson and a
quest to capture a charismatic and complex artist and persona. What is the relationship between creator and
creation? Who was Louise Nevelson? Only she knew," describe press notes.
Sets will be designed by Christine Jones with Costumes by
Jane Greenwood and Lights by David Lander.
Tickets will go on sale April 9.
Through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make
great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience, all
regularly-priced single tickets ($65) are available for $20 during the regular
runs of each production for the entire season. The Signature Ticket Initiative
continues through Signature's 20th Anniversary Season (2010-2011).
Mercedes Ruehl (Louise Nevelson) last appeared on stage in
Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is
Sylvia? (Drama Desk Award, Tony Award nomination). Her other stage credits include The Marriage of Bette and Boo (OBIE
Award), Lost in Yonkers (Tony Award),
and the one-woman play Woman Before a
Glass (OBIE Award).
Larry Bryggman (The Man) recently appeared opposite Brad
Pitt and Robert Redford in the Universal Studios film Spy Game. He received Tony
Award Nominations for his work in the Broadway productions of Proof and Picnic. Other Broadway
credits include Festen, 12 Angry Men, Prelude to a Kiss, Richard
III, and The Basic Training of Pavlo
Hummel. He has worked Off-Broadway
at The New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Lincoln Center and the
Atlantic Theatre Company, credits including King
Lear, Romance, The Cherry Orchard, As You Like It, Henry IV
(Parts I and II), Macbeth, Prelude and Liebstod and Coriolanus.
For more information visit www.signaturetheatre.org
Larry Bryggman (photo by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd)