TEN CHIMNEYS, a new comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher
, starring Byron Jennings
as Alfred Lunt
and Carolyn McCormick
as Lynn Fontanne
, celebrated its Company Opening Sunday, September 30th at Sardi's. The official opening night is set for tomorrow, October 3rd. Presented by the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company
, The Cast of
TEN CHIMNEYS also features Charlotte Booker
, Julia Bray
, Lucy Martin
, Michael McCarty
and John Wernke
. Check out photos from the celebration at Sardi's below!
Under the direction of OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman, TEN CHIMNEYS peers into the backstage lives of the two most revered stars of the Broadway stage, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Set on the couple's legendary Wisconsin estate in 1937, love triangles and family dysfunction reveal themselves when the rehearsal process for an upcoming production of Chekhov'sThe Seagull becomes a true-to-life plot involving a young actress named Uta Hagen. Hilarious and heartwarming, TEN CHIMNEYS uncovers the depths of truth, loyalty and love in the private lives of these giants of the American Theatre.
Byron Jennings starred on Broadway in Noises Off, Twelve Angry Men, Arcadia, The Invention of Love, Is He Dead?, Inherit the Wind, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Heartbreak House, The Merchant of Venice and Accent on Youth, and his film and TV credits include "White Collar," "Kings," "Damages," Quiz Show, The Ice Storm, A Time to Kill, "Gossip Girl," Julie & Julia and Spielberg's soon-to-be-released Lincoln.
Carolyn McCormick is best known as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet on "Law & Order" and she also appeared on TV's "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Cold Case," "Wishbone" and "Body of Proof," and in the films Whatever Works and Enemy Mine. Carolyn has had starring roles on Broadway in Neil Simon's The Dinner Party and Equus, in which she played the mother of Alan Strang (Daniel Radcliffe).
Scenic and lighting design for TEN CHIMNEYS is by Harry Feiner, with costume design by Sam Fleming. Executive producer is Sarahbeth Grossman (Stick Fly, The Irish Curse).
Founded in 1994, The Peccadillo Theater Company (Artistic Director, Dan Wackerman) is a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the rediscovery of classic American theater, particularly those works which, despite their obvious literary and theatrical value, are not regularly revived. In recent years, Peccadillo has broadened its mission to include original plays and musicals that share some of the virtues of classic American theater – qualities such as period style, well-defined characters and strong plotting. Such was the case with The Talk of the Town, an original musical about the legendary wits of the Algonquin Roundtable, several of whose plays Peccadillo has produced. And Zero Hour, a one-man show about the actor/comedian, Zero Mostel, whose appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee was just as explosive as his stage performances.
TEN CHIMNEYS will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through October 27th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46thStreet (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) The performance schedule is Wednesdays at 7 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, with matinees Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets are available through www.ThePeccadillo.com or by calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101.
Photo Credit: Dick Larson
Lucy Martin and Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher
Carolyn McCormick and Byron Jennings
Byron Jennings and Julia Bray
Charlotte Booker and John Wernke