A CATERED AFFAIR

Jujamycn Theaters, Jordan Roth, Harvey Entertainment/Ron Fierstein, Richie Jackson
Daryl Roth, John O’Boyle/Ricky Stevens/Davis-Tolentino, Barbra Russell/Ron Sharpe
In association with
Frankel-Baruch-Vientel-Routh Group, Broadway Across America, True Love Productions
Rick Steiner/Mayerson-Bell-Stanton-Osher Group, Jan Kallish

Present

FAITH PRINCE           TOM WOPAT            HARVEY FIERSTEIN
In

A CATERED AFFAIR

Book by HARVEY FIERSTEIN
Music & Lyrics by JOHN BUCCHINO
Based on the Turner Entertainment motion picture distributed by Warner Brothers
And written by Gore Vidal and the original teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky

Also Starring

LESLIE KRITZER
PHILIP HOFFMAN, KATIE KLAUS, HEATHER MacRAE, LORIE WILNER, KRISTINE ZBORNIK
JENNIFERALLEN, BRITTA OLLMAN, MATTHEW SCOTT, MARK ZIMMERMAN
And
MATT CAVENAUGH

Directed by JOHN DOYLE
Scenic Design by DAVID GALLO
Costume Design by ANN HOULD-WARD
Lighting Design by BRIAN MacDEVITT
Sound Design by DAN MOSES SCHREIER
Production Design by ZACHARY BOROVAY
Associate Director: ADAM JOHN HUNTER
Music Direction & Arrangements: CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS
Orchestration by JONATHAN TUNICK
Music Coordinator: JOHN MILLER
Associate Producers: STACEY MINDICH, RHONDA MAYERSON
Press Representative: O&M CO.

Walter Kerr Theatre
219 West 48th Street (between Broadway & Eighth Avenue)
(212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com
Opening Night: April 17, 2008


Harvey Fierstein’s book for A CATERED AFFAIR is ultimately a poignant and inspiring tale of an every-day family grieving and celebrating life’s ups and downs. And although comical at times (it is Fierstein after all), it emphasizes the importance of relationships, appreciating what you have, and taking into consideration others’ feelings. That’s pretty amazing for a 90-minute show!

Fierstein is the “bachelor uncle” of a family created by Faith Prince and Tom Wopat, both of whom powerfully execute the undercurrents of what appears to be the average couple. Their daughter (Leslie Kritzer) plans to marry her boyfriend (Matt Cavenaugh), and thus the plans for A Catered Affair begin.

This not-so-usual musical (much of the dialogue is done in a speak-sing manner) is an honest and revealing journey through universal territories – sacrifice, longing, a desire to please and compensate, loss, gain and in the end love. The brilliance of A CATERED AFFAIR is the cumulative effect. Go along for this brief ride; you’ll be pleased where you end up.

- Laurie Lawson -

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