The 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama and 2003 American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play winner, Nilo Cruz’s ANNA IN THE TROPICS, comes to Broadway this November. Directed by Emily Mann, the McCarter Theatre production of ANNA IN THE TROPICS begins previews at Broadway’s Royale Theatre (242 West 45th Street) on Saturday, November 1, 2003, at 2pm, and opens Sunday, November 16, 2003, at 6:30pm. ANNA IN THE TROPICS is produced on Broadway by Roger Berlind and Daryl Roth. Complete casting for the Broadway engagement of ANNA IN THE TROPICS will be announced shortly.
ANNA IN THE TROPICS features scenic design by Robert Brill, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier.
ANNA IN THE TROPICS is a poignant and poetic new play from Nilo Cruz (Two Sisters and a Piano) set in 1929 in a Cuban-American cigar factory where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and the American dream prove a volatile combination.
The playing schedule for ANNA IN THE TROPICS is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets range from $45 To $80, and can be purchased through TeleCharge.com at (212) 239-6200 beginning Saturday, September 20, 2003. Tickets can be purchased at the Royale Theatre box office beginning Monday, October 6, 2003.
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