Broadway's Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone) stars as Sam the Pickleman opposite Elyse Wolf as Isabelle Grossman in the Bickford Theatre's Mainstage production of Susan Sandler's romantic comedy hit, Crossing Delancey, running through February 14 at the Bickford Theatre. Stage, TV and film favorite Bryna Weiss also stars as the lovingly meddlesome Bubbie at the Morristown, NJ, Equity house.
Directed by Thom Christopher Warren (Broadway's The Lion King), Crossing Delancey also stars Vicki Tripodo as Hannah and Jonathan Holtzman as Tyler.
Izzy Grossman has it all. An exciting life in the most-exciting city in the world. Glamour. Gossip. Gherkins? What more could this attractive thirty-something wish for? Mr. Right, that's all. When her lovingly meddlesome grandmother and a matchmaker try to arrange a date for her with a pickleman from the Lower East Side, tempers flare-and laughter ensues!
Crossing Delancey's creative team includes scenic/lighting/sound designer Roman Klima, costume designer Bettina Bierly, wardrobe mistress Marissa Marlborough, and properties mistress Heather Sehrt. Yumi Matsuura will serve as production stage manager, with Gloriann Figenshu as assistant stage manager.
Garth Kravits has been seen on Broadway and in LA in The Drowsy Chaperone and Off Broadway at the John Houseman in Toxic Audio, Loudmouth. Regional credits include Carmen Ghia in The Producers, Harpo Marx in A Night in the Ukraine, and Jumpy Malachi in Happy Days at the Goodspeed Opera House. Elyse Wolf returns to the Bickford Theatre where she starred in Jeffrey Sweet's With and Without. Other regional and stock credits include Sonia in They're Playing Our Song and Domina in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Surflight Theatre in NJ, Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Charity in Sweet Charity, Rizzo in Grease, and Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
Los Angeles-based Bryna Weiss previously starred as Bubbie in Crossing Delancey at the Jewish Repertory Theatre. Other regional credits include Enter Laughing (with Harold Gould), The Music Man, The Gin Game, and Morning's at Seven. Vicki Tripodo has been seen at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen in such roles as Mother Superior in Nunsense, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Fanny in Funny Girl, and Belle Barth in Sophie, Totie and Belle. Jonathan Holtzman trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and at Stella Adler Studios. He has been seen on New York and regional stages in Israel Horovitz's Line, Antony and Cleopatra, Henry VI Part 3, and Orpheus Descending.
Performances are Thursdays at 8 p.m. (1st two weeks) and 2 p.m. (final two weeks), Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $20. Lunch and dinner packages and group discounts are available.
Tickets may be purchased online 24/7 at www.bickfordtheatre.org, by phone at (973) 971-3706 or in person at the Bickford Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is conveniently located within the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-up hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 2009-2010 Mainstage Season concludes with the riveting thriller Dangerous Obsession, April 29-May 23, 2010, a co-production with the Old Castle Theatre Company in Bennington, Vermont.
The Bickford Theatre is a professional theatre that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children's Theatre series, and a Jazz Showcase. The theatre is a Senior Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theatres throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre's many diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.
Photo Credits: Warren Westura
Elyse Wolf, Garth Kravits
Garth Kravits, Bryna Weiss, Elyse Wolf
Jonathan Holtzman and Elyse Wolf
Bryna Weiss, Elyse Wolf, Vicki Tripodo
Elyse Wolf, Bryna Weiss