The New York premiere production of Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Really Really, directed by David Cromer (the Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award-winning director of hits Our Town, Adding Machine and Tribes) has extended its run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The production, which marks Colaizzo’s New York playwriting debut, is now scheduled through March 24, 2013, instead of its previously scheduled March 10th closing date. Tickets for the added performances are on sale now.
“Our goal at Manhattan Class Company is to inspire spirited discussion and debate with all of our productions. As we anticipated, Paul Downs Colaizzo’s new play Really Really is sparking intense conversations and crossing generational lines. It’s gratifying to see a new generation of theatergoers pouring through the doors at the Lortel. We’re excited to add these extra weeks to accommodate the demand,” MCC Theater Artistic Directors said in a joint statement.
Really Really features Matt Lauria (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” & “Parenthood”), Zosia Mamet (HBO’s “Girls”, AMC’s “Mad Men”), Lauren Culpepper, David Hull (Broadway’s Wicked & How to Succeed…), Evan Jonigkeit (Broadway’s High with Kathleen Turner), Kobi Libii (Off-Broadway’s CQ/CX), and Aleque Reid (Hair 1st National Tour).
The play begins in the hazy aftermath of a wild party when ‘the morning after’ appears to be just another day in the undergrad carnival that revolves around a close circle of friends. But when morning-after gossip about privileged Davis (Lauria) and ambitious Leigh (Mamet) turns ugly, the veneer of loyalty and friendship is peeled back to reveal a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive.
Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Really Really took Washington D.C. by storm last season with its acclaimed, record-breaking run at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre. In addition to direction by David Cromer, this production features scenic design by David Korins (Annie), costume design by Sarah Laux (associate designer, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), lighting design by David Wiener (reasons to be pretty), and sound design by Daniel Kluger (Tribes).
General tickets for Really Really are $69-$89 and are available by visitingwww.mcctheater.org or calling 212-352-3101. 2-play subscriptions for the 2012-2013 mainstage productions are priced at $89 and are now available by visiting www.mcctheater.org.