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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED
FOR THE HIT BROADWAY COMEDY, BOEING-BOEING


SAN DIEGO (Feb. 4, 2010)—Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the cast and creative team for the Tony Award-winning comedy, Boeing-Boeing.  The classic farce is written by Marc Camoletti and Beverley Cross, and directed by Mark Schneider.  Overseen and originally directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing will run in the Old Globe Theatre March 13 – April 18.  Previews run March 13 – March 17.  Opening night is Thursday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are currently available to subscribers only.  Single tickets go on sale Feb. 14 and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office. 

Boeing-Boeing is an uproarious jet-propelled comedy that had audiences and critics cheering on Broadway and London’s West End.  Bernard, a successful architect living in Paris, thinks he can easily juggle his three flight attendant fiancées.  It’s all a question of timing and a little help from his trusted housekeeper who reluctantly plays romantic air traffic controller.  When an old friend arrives and his three fiancées each change their flight schedules, his life hits some unexpected turbulence.

The classic 60’s farce was originally written in French by Marc Camoletti and was translated by Beverly Cross for its 1962 London premiere.  The London production ran for an astonishing seven years and became the most performed French play in the world according to Guinness World Records.  Boeing-Boeing’s most recent Broadway outing received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a play.  Rob Howell’s Tony nominated costumes, and set design, will be featured in the Globe production.

The cast of Boeing-Boeing features Rob Breckenridge (Bernard), Stephanie Fieger (Gabriella), Caralyn Kozlowski (Gretchen), Nancy Robinette (Berthe), Liv Rooth (Gloria) and Joseph Urla (Robert).

In addition to Rob Howell (Scenic Design and Costume Design), the creative team includes Chris Rynne (Lighting Design), Paul Peterson (Sound Design), Simon Baker (Original Sound Design), Claire van Kampen (Orginal Music), Dan Rosokoff (Stage Manager) and Annette Yé (Assistant Stage Manager).

Mark Schneider was the associate director on Matthew Warchus’ Tony Award-winning revival of Boeing-Boeing anddirected its 2008 UK tour.  He was also the associate director for Warchus’ Tony Award-winning revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests.  Since 2003, Schneider has worked extensively with director Doug Hughes.  Memorable collaborations include John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning, Doubt, the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius, the Tony-nominated revival of Inherit The Wind starring Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy and A Touch of the Poet starring Gabriel Byrne.  Other New York associate directing credits include Conor McPherson's The Seafarer, directed by McPherson, Jason Robert Brown’s teen musical, 13, and a new musical, Departure Lounge, directed by Christopher Gattelli.  Regionally, Schneider has assisted directors Michael Kahn, Edwin Sherin and Blanka Zizka, among others. He has held administrative posts at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY and Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater, and currently serves as a resident director of Billy Elliot on Broadway.

Matthew Warchus is a British-born director who has worked extensively on London's West End and Broadway.  His career as a theater director encompasses over fifty major productions (thirty award-winning).  Highlights include Art (winner Tony Award, Play; Tony Award nomination, Director), God of Carnage (Tony Award, Play; Tony Award, Director), The Norman Conquests (Tony Award, Revival), True West (Tony Award nomination, Director), The Unexpected Man (Drama Desk, Director nomination), Speed-the- Plow, The Life of Stuff, Life x 3, The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet and Follies.  His operas, for Opera North, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Royal Opera House and Tel Aviv Opera include Trolius and Cressida, The Rake’s Progress, Falstaff and Cosi fan tutte.  Warchus directed, co-wrote and co-produced the feature film adaptation of Sam Shepard’s play, Simpatico, starring Albert Finney, Catherine Keener, Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte and Sharon Stone.

TICKETS to Boeing-Boeing are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets go on sale on February 14 at noon andcan be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.  Performances begin on March 13 and continue through April 18.  Ticket prices range from $29 to $77.  Performance times:  Previews:  Saturday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday March 14 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. Regular Performances:  Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors and groups of 10 or more.

Associated events taking place during the run of Boeing-Boeing include:

POST-SHOW FORUMS: Boeing-Boeing  Tuesday, March 23 & 30 and
Wednesday, April 7  FREE

Discuss the play with members of the Boeing-Boeing cast and crew at post-show discussions led by the Globe’s creative staff after the March 23, 30and April 7 performances.

INSIGHT SEMINAR: Boeing-Boeing  Monday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.  FREE
Insight Seminars are a Monday night series of informal presentations of ideas and insights to enhance the theater-going experience.  The seminars feature a panel selected from the artistic company of each production and take place in the theater where the production is performed.  Champagne reception, 6:30 p.m.  Seminar, 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free and reservations are not required.

WINE LOVERS NIGHT: Friday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m.  $19
This casual pre-show party includes a hosted wine bar and tasting, with a selection of cheeses and fruit.  $19 per person.  RSVP at (619) 23-GLOBE.  (Tickets to Boeing-Boeing are sold separately.)

OUT AT THE GLOBE: Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m.  $21
An evening for gay and lesbian theater lovers and the whole GLBT community, Out at the Globe includes a hosted wine and martini bar, appetizers, door prizes and a pre-show mixer.  $21 per person.  RSVP at (619) 23-GLOBE.  (Tickets to Boeing-Boeing are sold separately.)

THANK GLOBE IT’S FRIDAY: Friday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.  $21
Kick off the weekend with the Globe’s Friday pre-show bash.  TGIF includes a hosted wine and martini bar, appetizers and dessert, and live music from a local San Diego artist.  $21 per person.  RSVP at (619) 23-GLOBE.  (Tickets to Boeing-Boeing are sold separately.)

LOCATION:  The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.  There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park.  Valet parking is also available ($10).  For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.

CALENDARBoeing-Boeing (3/13-4/18), Alive and Well (3/20-4/25), What You Will (5/11-6/6), The Whipping Man (5/8-6/13), King Lear (6/12-9/23), The Madness of George III (6/19-9/24), The Taming of the Shrew (6/16-9/26).

PHOTO EDITORS:  Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for 74 years.  Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre, the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre and the 612-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival.  More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs.  Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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CAST BIOGRAPHIES

ROB BRECKENRIDGE (Bernard) has been seen in several productions in New York including The 39 Steps, Edward II, 33 Variations (Workshop), Geneva, R.U.R., The Rivals, Long Island Sound, Tooth, RIO, Far and Wide, Hope II and The Phantom Tollbooth.  Breckenridge’s regional credits include Life x 3, Private Lives, Sister Carrie, An Ideal Husband, Sylvia, A Map of the World and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  His film and television credits include Delirious, Helen at Risk, Solo Una Mujer, “Guiding Light,““Law & Order: Criminal Intent,“ “Fuego Verde“and “Padres e Hijos.“  Breckenridge worked as an actor, teacher, director and Senior Fulbright Scholar in Colombia, South America during the 1990’s.

STEPHANIE FIEGER (Gabriella) appeared previously at the Globe in Measure for Measure and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.  Her Off Broadway credits include Macbeth (The Public Theater); A Doll’s House, The Bear and The Proposal (The Infinite Theatre); A Perfect Wedding (NYU); and various works with the Tectonic Theatre Project.  Fieger’s regional credits include A View of the Harbor (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); Saint Joan and Peter Pan (Barter Theatre); The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare on the Sound); and All in the Timing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hedgerow Theatre).  Her film credits include Close, but No Cigar.  Fieger received her MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.

CARALYN KOZLOWSKI (Gretchen) previously appeared at the Globe as Amanda in Amy Freed's Restoration Comedy.  She appeared most recently in the West Coast premiere of Freed’s You, Nero (South Coast Repertory).  Her New York credits include Flygirls, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Secrets of a Soccer Mom, Fair Game, Murdering Marlowe, The Milliner and The Odyssey.  In eight seasons with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, favorites include Amanda in Private Lives, Ilona in The Play’s the Thing, Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest, Desdemona in Othello, Olivia in Twelfth Night and Irina in Three Sisters.  Kozlowski’s additional credits include Rosalind in As You Like It (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); and Mac in Three Viewings and Evelyn in The Shape of Things (Barrington Stage Company).  Her film and television credits include “Law & Order,” “Numbers,” “Six Degrees,” “Law & Order: SVU”, “Guiding Light,” “All My Children,” Practical Magic, and “Third Watch.”  She holds a BFA from SUNY-Purchase.

NANCY ROBINETTE (Berthe) has been seen in Off Broadway productions such as The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Give Me Your Answer, Do! and Finally Flannery.  Her regional credits include The Solid Gold Cadillac, Death of a Salesman, The Rivals, Souvenir, The Imaginary Invalid, The Silent Woman, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Diary of Anne Frank, Twelfth Night, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Well, Body of Water, Escape from Happiness, Donna Q, The Obituary Bowl, Wonder of the World, Fat Men in Skirts, Ivanov, The Little Foxes, Christmas on Mars, Frozen, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and Lady Windermere's Fan.  Robinette’s film and television credits include Serial Mom, Soldier Jack, “The Hunley” and “The Day Lincoln Was Shot.”  She has received numerous awards including Helen Hayes Awards, Will Award for Classical Acting and a Fox Fellowship.  Robinette is an Affiliate Artist at Arena Stage, Company Member at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.

LIV ROOTH (Gloria) is pleased to make her Old Globe debut in Boeing-Boeing.  Her Broadway credits include Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? and Off Broadway credits include Jane Eyre and Love, Shakespeare (The Acting Company), Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater), A Doll’s House (NYU Graduate Acting Studio, Tisch School of the Arts), New York premiere of Chuck Mee’s A Perfect Wedding (NYU Graduate Acting), The Obstruction Plays by Lisa Kron and Dan O’Brien (Slant Theater Project), Still Life/Café Coward (Abingdon Theatre Company) and 365 Plays (The Public Theater).  Rooth’s regional credits include Noises Off (Hartford Stage), Pride and Prejudice (Geva Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival).  Her film and television credits include “The Good Wife and iChannel.  Rooth received her M.F.A from NYU Graduate Acting and her B.A. from Dartmouth College.  She is the recipient of the Marcia Gay Harden Scholarship.

JOSEPH URLA (Robert) has appeared in the Off Broadway production of In the Daylight, as Petruchio in Mark Lamos' acclaimed all-male production of The Taming of the Shrew, MartinMerkheim in Search and Destroy and Heaven (Yale Repertory Theatre), Dr. Stockman in Enemy of the People (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Helen Hayes Award nomination), George Antheil in Frequency Hopping and Living Out (Second Stage Theatre), Iago in Othello (Shakespeare Festival/LA), Principia Scriptoriae (Manhattan Theatre Club), Prince Hal in Henry IV directed by Austin Pendleton (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Boys Next Door (Broadway) and leading roles at Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York Stage and Film and 11 seasons at the National Playwrights Conference.  His film credits include Che (directed by Steven Soderbergh), Acting for the Camera (2009 Sundance Festival), Four Single Fathers, also starring Alessandro Gassman, Disclosure, Deep Impact, Wedding Bell Blues, Strange Days (directed by Katherine Bigelow) and Indictment (HBO).  Urla was a series regular on “Delta” and “H.E.L.P.” as well as recurring roles on “Seinfeld” and “The Wire.”  Other television credits include “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”  He is the recipient of a Theatre World Award and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

 

FACT SHEET

BOEING-BOEING
By Marc Camoletti and Beverley Cross
Directed by Mark Schneider
Production overseen and originally directed by Matthew Warchus.

RUNS:  March 13 – April 18, 2010, Old Globe Theatre

TICKETS:  $29-$77

SYNOPSIS:  Boeing-Boeing is an uproarious jet-propelled comedy that had audiences and critics cheering on Broadway and London’s West End.

CREATIVE TEAM:  Rob Howell (Scenic Design and Costume Design), Chris Rynne (Lighting Design), Paul Peterson (Sound Design), Simon Baker (Original Sound Design), Claire van Kampen (Orginal Music), Dan Rosokoff (Stage Manager) and Annette Yé (Assistant Stage Manager).

CAST:  Rob Breckenridge (Bernard), Stephanie Fieger (Gabriella), Caralyn Kozlowski (Gretchen), Nancy Robinette (Berthe), Liv Rooth (Gloria) and Joseph Urla (Robert).

PREVIEWS:
Mar 13 SAT at 8:00pm
Mar 14 SUN at 7:00pm
Mar 16 TUES at 7:00pm
Mar 17 WED at 7:00pm
OPENING NIGHT:  Mar 18 THUR 8:00pm
REGULAR PERFORMANCES:
Mar 19 FRI at 8:00pm (Wine Lovers Night)
Mar 20 SAT at 2:00pm
Mar 20 SAT at 8:00pm
Mar 21 SUN at 2:00pm
Mar 21 SUN at 7:00pm
Mar 23 TUE at 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)
Mar 24 WED at 7:00pm
Mar 25 THU at 8:00pm (OUT at the Globe)
Mar 26 FRI at 8:00pm (Thank GLOBE It’s Friday)
Mar 27 SAT at 2:00pm
Mar 27 SAT at 8:00pm
Mar 28 SUN at 2:00pm
Mar 28 SUN at 7:00pm
Mar 30 TUE at 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)
Mar 31 WED at 7:00pm
Apr 1 THU at 8:00pm
Apr 2 FRI at 8:00pm
Apr 3 SAT at 2:00pm
Apr 3 SAT at 8:00pm
Apr 4 SUN at 2:00pm
Apr 4 SUN at 7:00pm
Apr 6 TUE at 7:00pm
Apr 7 WED at 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)
Apr 8 THU at 8:00pm
Apr 9 FRI at 8:00pm
Apr 10 SAT at 2:00pm
Apr 10 SAT at 8:00pm
Apr 11 SUN at 2:00pm
Apr 11 SUN at 7:00pm
Apr 13 TUE at 7:00pm
Apr 14 WED at 7:00pm
Apr 15 THU at 8:00pm
Apr 16 FRI at 8:00pm
Apr 17 SAT at 2:00pm
Apr 17 SAT at 8:00pm
Apr 18 SUN at 2:00pm
Apr 18 SUN at 7:00pm

INSIGHT SEMINAR
Monday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Seminar series features a panel of artists from the current show.  Reception at 6:30 p.m.  FREE

WINE LOVERS NIGHT
Friday, March 19, 6:30–8:00 p.m.  $19
Pre-show party with hosted wine bar and tasting with a selection of cheeses and fruit.  (Show sold separately.)

POST-SHOW FORUMS
Tuesday, March 23 and 30 & Wednesday, April 7
Discuss the play with members of the cast following the performance.  FREE

OUT AT THE GLOBE
Thursday, March 25, 6:30–8:00 p.m.  $21
An evening for GLBT theater lovers with a hosted wine and martini bar, appetizers and door prizes.  (Show sold separately.)

THANK GLOBE IT’S FRIDAY
Friday, March 26, 6:30–8:00 p.m.  $21
Friday pre-show bash includes wine, martinis, appetizers, dessert and live music.  (Show sold separately.)

BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS:  Noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday.  American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA accepted.  (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623]

LOCATION:  The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.  Free parking is available throughout the park.  Valet parking is also available ($10).  For parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.

PHOTOS:  Digital images of The Old Globe productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Jeffrey Weiser (619) 238-0043 x2352 jweiser@TheOldGlobe.org
Carolyn Stephens (619) 238-0043 x2355 cstephens@TheOldGlobe.org