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 “THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY: LUNT AND FONTANNE,” Mark Edward 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 EDWARD 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.
Joining the production team for “THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY” is director OWEN THOMPSON. The premiere production will be in New York City in 2015, details to be announced.