Thursday, February 18, 2010

Christopher Walken on Broadway in "A Behanding in Spokane"

I love going to see just about every Broadway Show that plays New York City. Yesterday I was invited to a preview performance of a new Martin McDonaugh play called A Behanding in Spokane. This new Broadway play is a "dark comedy" about a man named Carmichael who has been searching for his missing hand for 47 years. Carmichael is played by the very talented Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Saturday Night Live) in this very lively 90 minute hilarious show.

Along for the ride in A Behanding in Spokane are a young couple named Marilyn and Toby (played by Zoe Kazan and Anthony Mackie). Ms. Kazan has appeared in The Seagull and Come Back, Little Sheba on Broadway and in the films entitled Revolutionary Road, Me and Orson Welles and It's Complicated. Mr. Mackie has been seen in this years most talked about film, The Hurt Locker, made his Broadway debut in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, appeared in Shalespeare in the Park's production called The Bacchae and been seen in several films- 8 Mile, We Are Marshall, Million Dollar Baby and Notorious. The pair try to reap Carmichael's reward offer of $500.00 by trying to give him back his missing hand. Sam Rockwell (the star of many films including The Green Mile, Moon, Everybody's Fine, Frost/Nixon and many others) plays the role of Mervyn, the hotel clerk. Mervyn hears a gunshot in Carmichael's hotel room, knocks on the door and soon the fun begins. There are lots of laughs in this show despite the sometimes dark side to their situation.

A Behanding in Spokane is the latest play written by Mr. McDonaugh, whose plays include The Lonesome West, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Pillowman and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Every one of the plays has received Tony Award nominations. Mr. McDonaugh has written for Off Broadway and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for In Bruges. Direction of A Behanding in Spokane is by Broadway veteran John Crowley, who received a Tony nomination for his efforts in The Pillowman a few years back.

A Behanding in Spokane may not be for those folks that want to see an old fashioned Broadway show. But for those of you that want to see an artistic Broadway play, one that asks its audience to go with the flow allot, this show may very well be one you need to attend.

Although the show is a limited engagement playing only through June 6, 2010, I am pleased to report a convenient and inexpensive way to obtain amazing seats for this show is available by calling a legit source for Broadway tickets- Applause Ticket Agency in New York. If you're interested in finding out more information about A Behanding in Spokane play tickets, you may call Applause seven days a week at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930.


Rich Gladstone
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