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A Country Girl

Closed July 20, 2008

Why See A Country Girl?

Clifford Odets' rarely performed play, which premiered in 1950, is revived with a stellar cast, including Morgan Freeman, Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher, directed by Mike Nichols. audiences.

A washed-up actor is given a final shot at redemption, but his drinking threatens to derail things. Can his put-upon wife save the situation, or is she the cause of it?

The first major New York production in more than thirty years, The Country Girl is a classic backstage story. The title character, Georgie (Frances McDormand), is married to actor Frank Elgin (Morgan Freeman), once a great theatre star, now down on his luck. When Frank is offered a major role by hotshot director Bernie Dodd (Peter Gallagher), he has the chance to make a major comeback.

Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman last appeared on Broadway in The Gospel at Colonus in 1988, and Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand last appeared on Broadway the same season in A Streetcar Named Desire. Peter Gallagher was last seen on Broadway in Noises Off in 2001 and was nominated for a Tony award for Long Day's Journey into Night.

Director Mike Nichols is an Academy Award-winner and eight-time Tony Award-winner, most recently for the smash hit musical Monty Python’s SPAMALOT. His most recent film is Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts.

Previews from : 3rd April 2008
Opened : 27th April 2008
Limited engagement until : 20th July 2008

Audience:  The Country Girl is appropriate for children aged 12 and older.  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Bernard B Jacobs Theater.  

Run time:  Two hours 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

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Opening night: 3 April 2008

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Joanne: “Fantastic”

Pretty similar to below review - I was wandering around Times Square and... more

John Campbell: “Brilliant Acting”

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