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Press Release

 

A ROOM WITH A VIEW EXTENDS ONE WEEK THROUGH APRIL 15


SAN DIEGO (March 8, 2012)—The Old Globe today announced that the World Premiere musical A Room with a View will receive an additional week of performances and will now run through April 15.  The production is currently in previews and was originally set to close on April 8.  Opening night is March 10.  A Room with a View is based on the novel by E.M. Forster with book by Marc Acito, music and lyrics by Jeffrey Stock and additional lyrics by Acito and direction by Scott Schwartz and music direction by Boko Suzuki.  Tickets for the extension week go on sale on Sunday, March 11 at 12:00 noon and can 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.

A Room with a View blends a gorgeous score with the timeless story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film.  Amid the golden sunlight and violet-covered hills of Tuscany, sheltered English girl Lucy Honeychurch meets freethinking George Emerson and for the first time glimpses a world of longing and passion she had never imagined.  Upon her return to her corseted Edwardian life, Lucy must decide whether to yield to convention or give up everything she has ever known.

As previously announced, the cast of A Room with a View features Ephie Aardema as Lucy Honeychurch, Kyle Harris as George Emerson and Will Reynolds as Cecil Vyse.  Aardema played Chava in the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof and starred as Edwina in the Off Broadway production of Dear Edwina.  Harris recently starred as Tony in the National Tour of West Side Story.  Reynolds was last seen at the Globe as Frank Churchill in Jane Austen’s Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy.

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba returns to the Globe to play Charlotte Bartlett, the overbearing chaperone of Lucy Honeychurch.  Ziemba previously appeared at the Globe in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Six Degrees of Separation and The First Wives Club.  She received the Tony Award along with the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for her portrayal of The Wife in Contact.  Ziemba was also nominated for Tony Awards for the Broadway productions of Curtains, Never Gonna Dance and Steel Pier.

Rounding out the cast are Glenn Seven Allen (Italiano, Albert), Etai BenShlomo (Freddy Honeychurch), Gina Ferrall (Miss Lavish, Mrs. Honeychurch), Jacquelynne Fontaine (Ragazza, Minnie), Edward Staudenmayer (Reverend Mr. Beeber) and Kurt Zischke (Mr. Emerson).

The creative team includes Heidi Ettinger (Scenic Design), Judith Dolan (Costume Design), David Lander (Lighting Design), Jon Weston (Sound Design), Bruce Coughlin (Orchestrator), Jeffrey Stock (Musical Arrangements), Michael Jenkinson (Musical Staging), Jan Gist (Vocal and Dialect Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting) and Anjee Nero (Stage Manager).

TICKETS to A Room with a View can 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 began on March 2 and continue through April 15.  Ticket prices start at $39.  Performance times:  Previews:  Friday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m. and Friday, March 9 at 8:00 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.  There is a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Wednesday, March 21 and no matinee performance on Saturday, March 24 and no evening performance on April 15.  Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors and groups of 10 or more.

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.

CALENDARA Room with a View (3/2-4/15), Anna Christie (3/10-4/15), The Scottsboro Boys (4/29-6/10), Nobody Loves You (5/9-6/17), Richard III (6/3-9/29), As You Like It (6/10-9/30), Inherit the Wind (6/17-9/25).

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 75 years.  The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, which are both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-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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FACT SHEET

A ROOM WITH A VIEW
Book by Marc Acito
Music and Lyrics by Jeffrey Stock
Additional Lyrics by Marc Acito
Based on the Novel by E.M. Forster
Directed by Scott Schwartz

RUNS:  March 2 – April 15, 2012
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

TICKETS:  Ticket prices start at $39.

SYNOPSIS:  Amid the violet-covered hills of Tuscany, sheltered English girl Lucy Honeychurch meets freethinking George Emerson and for the first time glimpses a world of longing and passion she had never imagined.

CREATIVE TEAM:  Marc Acito (Book and Additional Lyrics), Jeffrey Stock (Music and Lyrics), Scott Schwartz (Director), Boko Suzuki (Music Director), Heidi Ettinger (Scenic Design), Judith Dolan (Costume Design), David Lander (Lighting Design), Jon Weston (Sound Design), Bruce Coughlin (Orchestrator), Jeffrey Stock (Musical Arrangements), Michael Jenkinson (Musical Staging), Jan Gist (Vocal and Dialect Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting) and Anjee Nero (Stage Manager).

CAST:  Ephie Aardema (Lucy Honeychurch), Glenn Seven Allen (Italiano, Albert), Etai BenShlomo (Freddy Honeychurch), Gina Ferrall (Miss Lavish, Mrs. Honeychurch), Jacquelynne Fontaine (Ragazza, Minnie), Kyle Harris (George Emerson), Will Reynolds (Cecil Vyse), Edward Staudenmayer (Reverend Mr. Beeber), Karen Ziemba (Charlotte Bartlett) and Kurt Zischke (Mr. Emerson).

PREVIEWS:
Mar 2 FRI 8pm
Mar 3 SAT 8pm
Mar 4 SUN 7pm
Mar 6 TUE 7pm
Mar 7 WED 7pm
Mar 8 THU 8pm
Mar 9 FRI 8pm (Thank Globe It’s Friday)
OPENING NIGHT: Mar 10 SAT 8pm
REGULAR PERFORMANCES:
Mar 11 SUN 2pm
Mar 11 SUN 7pm
Mar 13 TUE 7pm (Post-Show Forum)
Mar 14 WED 7pm
Mar 15 THU 8pm
Mar 16 FRI 8pm (Thank Globe It’s Friday)
Mar 17 SAT 2pm
Mar 17 SAT 8pm
Mar 18 SUN 2pm
Mar 18 SUN 7pm
Mar 20 TUE 7pm (Post-Show Forum)
Mar 21 WED 2pm
Mar 21 WED 7pm
Mar 22 THU 8pm
Mar 23 FRI 8pm
Mar 24 SAT 8pm
Mar 25 SUN 2pm
Mar 25 SUN 7pm
Mar 27 TUE 7pm
Mar 28 WED 7pm (Post-Show Forum)
Mar 29 THU 8pm
Mar 30 FRI 8pm
Mar 31 SAT 2pm
Mar 31 SAT 8pm
Apr 1 SUN 2pm
Apr 1 SUN 7pm
Apr 3 TUE 7pm
Apr 4 WED 7pm
Apr 5 THU 8pm (OUT at the Globe)
Apr 6 FRI 8pm
Apr 7 SAT 2pm
Apr 7 SAT 8pm
Apr 8 SUN 2pm
Apr 8 SUN 7pm
Apr 10 TUE 7pm
Apr 11WED 7pm
Apr 12 THU 8pm
Apr 13 FRI 8pm
Apr 14 SAT 2pm
Apr 14 SAT 8pm
Apr 15 SUN 2pm

POST-SHOW FORUMS
Tuesdays, March 13 and 20 and Wednesday, March 28
Discuss the play with members of the cast following the performance.  FREE

OUT AT THE GLOBE
Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.  $20
An evening for LGBT theater lovers with a hosted wine and martini bar, appetizers and door prizes.  Everyone is welcome.  (Show sold separately.)

THANK GLOBE IT’S FRIDAY
Fridays, March 9 and 16 at 6:30 p.m.  $20
Friday pre-show bash includes wine, martinis, appetizers, dessert and live music.  (Show sold separately.)

¡VIVA EL TEATRO!
Friday, March 23
A special event celebrating San Diego's vibrant Hispanic community with backstage tours, a catered reception and live flamenco music.

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.

PRESS CONTACT:
Jeffrey Weiser (619) 238-0043 x2352 jweiser@TheOldGlobe.org
Mike Hausberg (619) 238-0043 x2355 mhausberg@TheOldGlobe.org