ROOM SERVICE PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release:
The Peccadillo Theater Company
John Murray & Allen Boretz’s
A classic screwball comedy from 1937!
Re-Opens November 28th
at The SoHo Playhouse
Following a sold-out run this summer, The Peccadillo Theater Company's critically-acclaimed production of Room Service will re-open Off Broadway on Tuesday, November 28th (8PM) for a 12-week limited engagement at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street ~ between 6th Avenue and Varick). Presented by the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company along with Jonathan Reinis Productions, Jeffrey Sine and The StoryLine Project, Room Service returns with the original cast of twelve in what many consider the funniest American play of the 1930’s. Preview performances are slated to begin Saturday, November 18th at 8PM.
A classic screw-ball comedy, Room Service centers around the efforts of an unscrupulous producer to find a backer for his new show. Holed up in a Times Square hotel with nineteen hungry actors and a ballooning room service bill, he tries to forestall eviction by convincing the show’s gullible young playwright to fake his own death. Meanwhile, an emissary from one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen turns up with money to invest in the show; that is, until he discovers the hotel doctor bound and gagged in the bathroom. The situation goes from bad to worse as the much-abused hotel manager threatens to have the entire show confiscated by the sheriff on opening night!
Cast as the wily producer is David Edwards, fresh from the National tour of the The Producers. Fred Berman, Dale Carman, Sterling Coyne, Scott Evans, Blythe Gruda, Robert O’Gorman and Kim Rachelle Harris are also featured in the company. Scenic design is by Chris Jones, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht and lighting design by Jeffrey E. Salzberg.
Originally produced on the Broadway stage in 1937 and directed by George Abbott, the original cast of Room Service included Sam Levene, Eddie Albert and Betty Field. In 1938, it was made into a movie starring the Marx Brothers and in 1944, into a musical film entitled Step Lively starring Frank Sinatra. Room Service was last seen in New York twenty years ago when the Roundabout Theater Company produced a revival starring Mark Hamill.
The Peccadillo Theater Company has been producing the “forgotten classics” of American theater since 1994, including Counsellor-at-Law (OBIE Award for Outstanding Direction, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival), The Ladies of the Corridor, The Shanghai Gesture, Jig Saw, All God’s Chillun Got Wings, The Beauty Part and The Silver Cord. Peccadillo's production of the Algonquin Round Table musical, The Talk of the Town, played in the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel for over a year.
Room Service will play the following schedule: Wednesdays through Fridays at 8PM; Saturdays at 3 & 8PM; Sundays at 3 & 7PM; Mondays at 8PM. All tickets are $65 with a limited number of “Cheap Seats” at $29.99. For tickets and more information, call the SoHo Playhouse at (212) 691-1555 or online at www.sohoplayhouse.com.
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