Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The New Group Celebrates Wallace Shawn's "Marie And Bruce" Off-Broadway Production

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Kathryn attends a party to celebrate The New Group Off-Broadway production of 'Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce' held at the Heartland Brewery.

I’m so in love with that shiny top.

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The New Group presents Wallace Shawn's 1978 comedy about a marriage in crisis, starring Marisa Tomei as a wife who has reached the end of her rope.

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From the theatre:

Relentlessly daring playwright Wallace Shawn returns to The New Group to continue his vibrant collaboration with Scott Elliott ("Aunt Dan and Lemon," "The Fever," "Threepenny Opera").

This comedic masterpiece of marital strife recounts the day that Marie (Marisa Tomei) finally resolves to tell her charming and impossibly positive husband Bruce (Frank Whaley) that she's had enough.

The film adaptation of this play, starring Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick, was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. It was never released theatrically, but is available on DVD.

What's The New Group? Founded by Artistic Director Scott Elliott in the mid-90's, The New Group is an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. Past productions include the original production of the Tony-winning Broadway musical "Avenue Q" in 2003, and the critically-acclaimed revival of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" in 2005. More here.

producer: The New Group
stars: Marisa Tomei
author: Wallace Shawn
director: Scott Elliott
ticket prices: $60.00
venue: Acorn Theater (information)
running time: 1 hrs 30 mins
link to official show site: official website
weekly schedule:
Monday 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 PM
Saturday 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Here another article of Variety about the production.

Posted: Tue., Feb. 15, 2011, 3:41pm PT
Tomei and Whaley topline 'Marie and Bruce' Shawn play opens Off Broadway in April
By Gordon Cox
Marisa Tomei and Frank Whaley will topline the New Group's Off Broadway revival of Wallace Shawn's "Marie and Bruce."

Scribe's 1979 play centers on the emotional push-and-pull of a New York married couple over the course of a single day. Louise Lasser and Bob Balaban played the title roles in the show's 1980 Gotham debut at the Public, while a 2004 film adaptation starred Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick.

Production is helmed by New Group a.d. Scott Elliott, who also directed the company's revivals of Shawn's "Aunt Dan and Lemon" and "The Fever."

Cast also includes Tina Benko, Russell G. Jones, Adam Trese and Alison Wright.

Production begins previews March 14 ahead of an April 5 opening at Theater Row.


  1. I can't believe she's 44, she's so beautiful. She has the silhouette of a 20-year-old woman. I'm kinda jealous!! lol

  2. She looks so young and hip in these photos. Wow!

  3. Oh yes, potzina. I would love to be in shape like Kathryn. She is looking amazing.

    Hip, exactly, Bev.