The official website for VOGUE Magazine posted an article about the play ‘Dry Powder’, which stars Claire and actor John Krasinski. We have addedthe featured image to our gallery, and you can read the text below.
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Claire Danes and John Krasinski star in the Public Theater’s Dry Powder—a vicious and hilarious drama skewering the people who skewer our global economy.
The catastrophic results of financial recklessness can be found everywhere these days—in headlines, on movie screens (The Big Short). Now the human cost of ruthless greed is coming to the Public Theater in Dry Powder, the 33-year-old Sarah Burgess’s scathingly funny, remarkably assured play about the battle for the soul of a private equity firm, starring Claire Danes and—making his professional stage debut—John Krasinski. Directing is the brilliant Thomas Kail, coming off the triumphs of Hamilton and the live-network-TV broadcast of Grease to helm a chamber piece, albeit one that goes for the jugular. “I had such a strong reaction to the confidence and muscularity and precision of Sarah’s writing,” says Kail, who is staging the play in the round. “I wanted to get all of us as close to the action as possible, to create a mini-colosseum where we could watch these characters crash into each other.”Continue Reading (…)
The opening night of Claire’s play ‘Dry Powder’ took place last night in New York City, and Claire was in attendance with her husband, actor Hugh Dancy. Our gallery has been updated with images from the event, as well as several promotional stills from the play – which are credited to John Krasinski Web.
Public Appearances > 2016 > ‘Dry Powder’ Opening Night (March 22)
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The Public Theater has announced a final one-week extension for the world premiere play Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess and directed by Thomas Kail. Part of Oskar Eustis’ 10th Anniversary season, this deliciously funny new drama about the people shaping, and skewing, the American economy began previews on Tuesday, March 1 and has now been extended a final week to Sunday, May 1, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 22.
The complete cast of Dry Powder (definition: the current amount of capital available to private equity investors) features Hank Azaria (Rick), Claire Danes (Jenny), Sanjit De Silva (Jeff Schrader), and John Krasinski (Seth).
Public Theater Member tickets, and single tickets starting at $95, are available now and can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Post-show talkbacks with the cast and creative team are scheduled to take place immediately following the performances on Wednesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 30. Additionally, “Audience Conversations,” a new form of post-show talkbacks that pose a big question and then invites the audience to engage with a moderator and each other, are scheduled immediately following the performances on Tuesday, March 29; Thursday, March 31; Friday, April 1; Saturday, April 2; Tuesday, April 5; and Saturday, April 9.
Tickets are now available for the Dry Powder Closing Week Benefit on Thursday April 28. Tickets are available for $1,000 and $750 to see the show in its final week at The Public and attend a party in the lobby with members of the cast and creative team after the show. All proceeds support The Public. For tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.publictheater.org.Continue Reading (…)
Claire and Hank Azaria are joining John Krasinski in the play Dry Powder, the Public Theater announced today, and ‘Hamilton’ helmer Thomas Kail will direct the production, which is debuting in March.
Described as a reflection on the price of success as viewed through the people molding and messing with the American economy, the play will begin previews March 1 and has been extended to run through April 24. An official opening date has yet to be announced.
Penned by Sarah Burgess and making its world premiere, the play stars Krasinksi as Seth, the managing director of a private equity firm who engineers a fix to rescue his boss from an embarrassing public relations nightmare after his extravagant lifestyle is held up for scrutiny against the mass layoffs he triggered at a national grocery chain. However, Seth discovers that his female counterpart Jenny (Danes) has other, more ruthless plans for the struggling company acquired as part of the firm’s image rehab.
The off-Broadway production will be staged by Thomas Kail, hot off directing the musical smash Hamilton, which played a sell-out extended premiere run at the Public earlier this year and has since transferred to Broadway, generating ecstatic reviews and stellar grosses. Sanjit De Silva rounds out the show’s cast.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter