Married couple ALFRED LUNT and LYNN FONTANNE were the greatest acting team in the history of American Theater, but made only one film together in their prime, and are now largely forgotten.
That’s about to change…
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE AN ACTING COUPLE?
In LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY, Mark E. Lang’s new stage play about the Lunts, today’s audiences get a chance to meet Alfred and Lynn, explore their life on and off the stage, see them perform scenes from their favorite plays– including Shakespeare’s TAMING OF THE SHREW and Molnar’s THE GUARDSMAN; interact with famous friends such as Noel Coward and Laurence Olivier; and share their experiences on Broadway, in London during World War II and on tour.
Playing the Lunts (and multiple roles) are New York based actors ALISON J. MURPHY and MARK E. LANG, also a married couple who have worked together on stage and on camera for years. They bring to these roles their own experience plus years of extensive research into the Lunts’ lives and work.
The production team for LUNT AND FONTANNE: THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY includes director OWEN THOMPSON, costume designer JESSA-RAYE COURT and composer of incidental music ANTHONY UVA.
The premiere production will be a four performance run at the STAGE LEFT STUDIO, 214 West 30th Street, 6th Floor, in New York City, from April 30 through May 3 (Thu & Fri & Sat at 7 PM, Sun at 2 PM).