The House of Blue Leaves

The House of Blue Leaves

The House of Blue Leaves


THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES

Number of Previews: 21
Number of Performances: 72
First Preview : April 4, 2011
Opening Night : April 25, 2011
Closing Night : Jun 25, 2011

Opening Night Cast
Edie Falco (Bananas Shaughnessy)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Bunny Flingus)
Ben Stiller (Artie Shaughnessy)
Christopher Abbott (Ronnie Shaughnessy)
Susan Bennett (Second Nun)
Jimmy Davis (Policeman)
Halley Feiffer (Little Nun)
Mary Beth Hurt (Head Nun)
Alison Pill (Corrinna Stroller)
Thomas Sadoski (Billy Einhorn)
Tally Sessions (White Man)



OVERVIEW

In THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, Ben Stiller is Artie Shaugnessy, a zookeeper and wannabe songwriter, who is trying to cope with a schizophrenic wife (Edie Falco), an impatient girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and a visit from the Pope, all while sustaining his dream of hitting it big. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES is a satirical take on celebrity, religion and the frequent merging of the two.

AWARDS & REVIEWS

PRODUCTION REVIEWS

“Edie Falco is transfixing. A luminous force.“

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“A modern masterpiece. The best show of the season.”

The Wall Street Journal
“An insanely funny comedy. Sets the bar for smart comic lunacy.”

Variety

“Ben Stiller is electrifying.”

Pat Collins, Fox 5

AWARDS

2011 Drama Desk Award®

  • Outstanding Actress in a Play
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President)

    Produced by Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Jean Doumanian, Mary Lu Roffe/Susan Gallin/Rodger Hess, The Araca Group, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Ruth Hendel, Jon B. Platt and Sonia Friedman Productions/Scott Landis

    Written by John Guare

    Directed by David Cromer; Assistant Director: Michael Padden

    Scenic Design by Scott Pask; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Fitz Patton and Josh Schmidt; Hair and Wig Design by Tom Watson; Moving Light Programmer: Timothy F. Rogers; Associate Scenic Design: Christine Peters and Lauren Alvarez; Associate Costume Design: Moria Clinton; Associate Lighting Design: Jennifer Schriever; Associate Sound Design: Joshua Reid and Joanna Lynne Staub

    General Manager: Stuart Thompson Productions and Marshall B. Purdy; Company Manager: Chris Morey

    Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Barclay Stiff; Stage Manager: Kelly Beaulieu

    Casting: MelCap Casting; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: aka; Fight direction by Thomas Schall; Dialect Coach: Howard Samuelsohn; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.

    Opening Night Cast

    Edie Falco (Bananas Shaughnessy), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Bunny Flingus), Ben Stiller (Artie Shaughnessy), Christopher Abbott (Ronnie Shaughnessy), Susan Bennett (Second Nun), Jimmy Davis (Policeman), Halley Feiffer (Little Nun), Mary Beth Hurt (Head Nun), Alison Pill (Corrinna Stroller), Thomas Sadoski (Billy Einhorn), Tally Sessions (White Man)

    Understudies: Susan Bennett (Bunny Flingus), Jim Bracchitta (Artie Shaughnessy), Jimmy Davis (Ronnie Shaughnessy), Katie Kreisler (Bananas Shaughnessy, Head Nun, Second Nun), Amelia McClain (Corrinna Stroller, Little Nun), Tally Sessions (Billy Einhorn).


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