THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
directed by Alex Timbers
Roundabout Theatre Company
February 18, 2016 — May 29, 2016
The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036. Ticket Services: 212.719.1300
Based on the short story by beloved writer Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom is the Southern-fried Robin Hood tale of Jamie Lockhart (Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County), a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue who’s a gentleman by day and bandit by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down.
Wildly creative and deliciously entertaining, Roundabout brings the rarely-seen theatrical gem The Robber Bridegroom back to the New York stage. This inventive new production is filled with raucous comic performances and features an irresistibly catchy bluegrass score.
Tony®-nominated director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) brings his incomparable imagination to this boisterous romp through eighteenth-century Mississippi by Tony, Oscar® and Pulitzer Prize winner Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo) with music by Robert Waldman (The Rivals, Dinner at Eight).
An irreverent, playful and at times raunchy tribute to the con men, hucksters and charlatans that created our great nation, this hilarious tale is sure to steal your heart—and whatever else it can get its hands on. A truly thrilling celebration of American myth-making, The Robber Bridegroom is a fun, sexy, jubilant hoedown: the best party in town.
Performances begin February 18, 2016
Opening Night: March 13, 2016
Limited engagement through May 29, 2016
"Leslie Kritzer and Andrew Durand will be co-stars again for the third time in months! After appearing together in School of Rock's run at the Gramercy and Gigantic off-Broadway, the pair have been tapped for The Robber Bridegroom. Starring the previously announced Steven Pasquale, Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman‘s musical comedy will play a limited engagement February 18 through May 29. Directed by Alex Timbers, opening night is scheduled for March 13 at off-Broadway’s Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre."