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TONY AWARD-WINNER BILLY CRUDUP TO STAR IN HARRY CLARKE

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (THE COAST OF UTOPIA, Spotlight, THE METAL CHILDREN) will star in the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award-winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET). Vineyard Theatre will produce HARRY CLARKE in association with Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of digital spoken-word entertainment. HARRY CLARKE launches the 35th Anniversary Season and will begin performances on October 26 and open on November 21. Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern said, “"HARRY CLARKE will mark the Vineyard's third artistic collaboration with Billy Crudup. He is an artist of extraordinary talent, imagination and intelligence, who embodies each role with fierce commitment.  We could not be more thrilled to welcome him back to our stage, and to do so in collaboration with David Cale and Leigh Silverman, two of our longtime favorite artists who we welcome to the Vineyard for the first time.  HARRY CLARKE is a tour-de-force in storytelling, and we look forward immensely to sharing it with audiences.” Audible will record and produce Billy Crudup’s performance in HARRY CLARKE as an audio play, available to Audible members in early 2018, and will offer Audible members the opportunity to purchase tickets to HARRY CLARKE at The Vineyard’s Union Square theatre ahead of the general public. Audible’s collaboration with The Vineyard is part of the company’s larger effort to identify and nurture emerging playwrights and expose outstanding performances of their works to millions of Audible listeners. In May Audible announced a $5 million fund dedicated to the commissioning and development of innovative English-language works from playwrights around the globe, supporting the creation of one- and two-person audio plays driven by language and voice. Vineyard Theatre Managing Director Suzanne Appel said, “This innovative partnership with Audible will make Vineyard Theatre’s production of HARRY CLARKE available to millions of people beyond our 138-seat theatre in Union Square. Live performances at The Vineyard are always a singular ex

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