The acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell played its final performance on Tuesday, June 26, 8:00 p.m. at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, Greenwich Village). The production, which opened to rave reviews on March 6, 2007, played 129 regular performances and 16 preview performances.
The original cast of Stories Left to Tell featured Kathleen Chalfant, Hazelle Goodman, Ain Gordon (who won a 2007 Obie Award for his performance) and Tony-winner Frank Wood. Chalfant, Goodman and Wood all played the show's final performance. Soap star Roger Howarth ("As the World Turns") played the role originated by Gordon, and for the final performance, Tony and Emmy award-winner Elaine Stritch performed the role of "Career."
"Spalding Gray is one of the most revered and irreverent storytellers of our time. He became an indelible image: sitting alone at a desk on a bare stage, delivering hilarious and moving monologues that had a singular resonance with his audiences. Conceived by Kathleen Russo, Gray's widow and directed by Lucy Sexton, Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell assembles both well-known and never-before-seen work spanning Gray's extraordinary life and career. It began in 2006 at New York City's P.S. 122, to celebrate what would have been Gray's 65th birthday," according to press materials.
Visit www.storieslefttotell.com for more information.
Final bow: Kathleen Chalfant, Hazelle Goodman, Frank Wood, Roger Howarth and Elaine Stritch
Roger Howarth and Elaine Stritch leave the stage
Lisa Kron and Frank Wood
Michael Korie, Michael Alden and Scott Frankel
The cast and creative team
Cast members past and present
Cast members, joined by producer Michael Alden, director Lucy Sexton and Kathleen Russo
Cast members and supporters, including Valerie Smaldone, Kathleen Chalfant, Lisa Kron and Elaine Stritch
BWW Hi-Res Gallery - Original Version
Valerie Smaldone and Roger Howarth