TIME STANDS STILL, which yesterday received a Tony nomination for Best Play, will transfer this fall to Broadway to a Shubert theatre to be announced. The play, by Pulitzer Prize Winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, will star acclaimed original cast members: Laura Linney, Brian d’Arcy James, and Eric Bogosian.

TIME STANDS STILL, which enjoyed an extended sold-out run at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre this spring, will resume performances Thursday, September 23, 2010. Tickets for the production will go on sale Monday, May 31, 2010. The production will be on hiatus until the fall to accommodate Linney’s commitment to her new Showtime series “The Big C” which is now in production and will premiere Monday, August 16, 2010.

Transferring with the production will be original cast members: Laura Linney, Brian d’Arcy James, and Eric Bogosian

When it opened this spring, TIME STANDS STILL was hailed by critics and quickly became Broadway’s “hot ticket” (WOR Radio).  The New York Times called the play “handily Margulies’ finest play since the Pulitzer Prize winning Dinner with Friends” and USA Today said the production “soars.”

Yesterday, the production was honored with two Tony Award nominations: Best Play, and Best Leading Actress in a Play (Laura Linney).

Alicia Silverstone, who created the role of ‘Mandy’ on Broadway will not be able to continue with the production due to previously scheduled commitments. Casting for the role of ‘Mandy’ will be announced in the coming weeks.

Sarah and James, a photographer and a journalist (Laura Linney and Brian d’Arcy James), have been together for years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when circumstances compel them to return home to New York and their circle of friends (Eric Bogosian) the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.

The transfer of TIME STANDS STILL will be produced by Manhattan Theatre Club Productions, Inc. (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove Executive Producer), Nelle Nugent, Bud Martin, Ted Snowden, and Wendy Federman.

The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Rita Ryack (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Darron L West (sound design), Peter Golub (original music), and Thomas Schall (fight direction).

Tickets range from $56.50 – $121.50 with premiere seating available from $175 – $250 with standing room (when available) at $26.50. Tickets include a $1.50 facility fee. Tickets will be available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com  starting May 31, 2010.

Additional listings information will be announced in the coming weeks.


“Donald Margulies is gifted at creating complex characters through wholly natural interaction.

His dialogue crackles with bright wit and intelligence.

The range of feeling Time Stands Still explores is wide and deep.”

– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“A splendid theatrical experience from a master playwright!

Time Stands Still is a rare play that compellingly encompasses universal issues with equal compassionate insight.”

– John Simon, Bloomberg News


“Laura Linney is luminous, bringing a fierce dedication to her role.

She galvanizes the production with unsparing directness and a superb sense of timing that makes this photographer one of the most compelling characters to grace a Broadway stage this season.”

– Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

“Linney’s Sarah is sublime. She keeps you glued from word one and lets just enough warmth seep

into the brilliant and brittle Sarah to make her more than a juicy character – she’s a genuine person.”

–Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News


“Brian d’Arcy James has never been better than he is here.

He brings fierce, raw anger that sets the stage crackling with currents of powerful feeling.”

– Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“Brian d’Arcy James gives a highly charged performance as a man who’s seen too many bad things.”

– Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News


“Eric Bogosian is terrific as a former flame and mentor from many years before.”

– Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“Bogosian is excellent as Richard.”

– Roma Torre, NY1


“Daniel Sullivan has a tender yet cutting way with modern naturalism.”

– Linda Winer, Newsday

“The smart, grown-up script blossoms on stage under Daniel Sullivan’s pitch-perfect direction.”

– Robert Feldberg, The Bergen Record


DONALD MARGULIES (Playwright) received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends (Variety Arts Theatre (New York), Comedie des Champs-Elysees (Paris), Hampstead Theatre (London), Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA); American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nominee).
His many plays include Time Stands Still (Geffen Playhouse (Los Angeles), Manhattan Theatre Club/Friedman Theatre, Comedie des Champs-Elysees); Shipwrecked! An Entertainment The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself), (South Coast Repertory, Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven), Geffen Playhouse, Primary Stages; Outer Critics Circle Award nomination); Brooklyn Boy (Manhattan Theatre Club/Biltmore Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Comedie des Champs-Elysees; American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award finalist, Outer Critics Circle nominee); Sight Unseen (Manhattan Theatre Club/Biltmore Theatre [Broadway, 2004], Manhattan Theatre Club/Orpheum Theatre [1992], South Coast Repertory, Comedie des Champs-Elysees; OBIE Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, Drama Desk nominee, Pulitzer Prize finalist); Collected Stories (Theatre Royal Haymarket (London), South Coast Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club [1996], HB Studio/Lucille Lortel Theatre, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle/Ted Schmitt Awards, L.A. Ovation Award, Drama Desk nominee, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award finalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Drama Desk nominee; MTC/Friedman [Broadway, 2010]); God of Vengeance (based on the Yiddish classic by Sholem Asch), ACT Theatre (Seattle), Williamstown (MA) Theatre Festival; Two Days (Long Wharf Theatre); The Model Apartment (Los Angeles Theatre Center, Primary Stages (New York), La Jolla (CA) Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre; OBIE Award, Drama-Logue Award, Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award finalist, Drama Desk nominee); The Loman Family Picnic (Manhattan Theatre Club, Drama Desk nominee); What’s Wrong With This Picture? (Manhattan Theatre Club, Jewish Repertory Theatre (New York), Brooks Atkinson Theatre); Broken Sleep: Three Plays (Williamstown Theatre Festival); JULY 7, 1994 (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Found A Peanut (Joseph Papp/New York Shakespeare Festival); Pitching to the Star (West Bank Café); Resting Place (Theatre for the New City); Gifted Children, Zimmer and Luna Park (Jewish Repertory Theatre).
His plays have been performed at major theatres across the United States and around the world. Theatre Communications Group has published seven volumes of his work. Dinner with Friends was made into an Emmy Award-nominated film for HBO, and Collected Stories was presented on PBS. Currently, he is adapting the novel Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides into an HBO series.
Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright. In 2005 he was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature and by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture with its Award in Literary Arts. Mr. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1954, Mr. Margulies now lives with his wife, Lynn Street, a physician, and their son, Miles, in New Haven, Connecticut, where he is an adjunct professor of English and Theatre Studies at Yale University.

DANIEL SULLIVAN (Director). For MTC, Mr. Sullivan directed Time Stands Still, Accent on Youth, Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, After the Night and the Music, Proof, In Real Life and Psychopathia Sexualis. Among his Broadway credits are The Homecoming; Prelude to a Kiss; Julius Caesar; Morning’s at Seven; I’m Not Rappaport; A Moon for the Misbegotten; The Heidi Chronicles; Conversations With My Father; Ah, Wilderness!; and The Sisters Rosensweig. Among his Off-Broadway credits are The Night Watcher, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Intimate Apparel, Stuff Happens, Far East, Spinning into Butter, Dinner with Friends and The Substance of Fire. From 1981 to 1997, he served as Artistic Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre. Mr. Sullivan is the Swanlund Professor of Theatre at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

LAURA LINNEY (Sarah Goodwin) received an Academy Award nomination in the lead actress category for her role in the box office hit, The Savages, opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman and also starred in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries “John Adams,” for which she won an Emmy Award, a SAG Award and a Golden Globe. Linney recently wrapped Sympathy for Delicious, a film directed by Mark Ruffalo. Laura’s additional credits include, Kenneth Lonergan’s You Can Count On Me for which she was nominated for an Oscar, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Independent Spirit Award. She received the award for Best Actress from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics for her work in that film. Last year, she received Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations for her work in The Squid and the Whale. In 2004, she starred in Kinsey, opposite Liam Neeson and directed by Bill Condon, for which she was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In addition, she won the award for Best Supporting Actress by the National Board of Review for her work in Kinsey. In 2003, Laura appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy Love Actually, written and directed by Richard Curtis. She was also seen that year in Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood. Laura was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts for Mystic River. Her other credits include Congo, Absolute Power, directed by Clint Eastwood, Primal Fear opposite Richard Gere and directed by Gregory Hoblit, The Truman Show opposite Jim Carrey, The House of Mirth, Lorenzo’s Oil, Dave, Searching for Bobby Fischer, A Simple Twist of Fate, The Mothman Prophecies, The Life of David Gale, PS, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Breach, Man of the Year, Driving Lessons, Jindabyne, The Hottest State, The Nanny Diaries, The Other Man and City of Your Final Destination. This August, Laura will return to television in Showtime’s highly anticipated dark comedy about a suburban mom who is diagnosed with cancer and tries to find humor in the disease. The series also stars Oliver Platt and Gabourey Sidibe. In 2004, Linney appeard on NBC’s comedy hit “Frasier.” She appeared in four episodes as Dr. Frasier Crane’s love interest, Charlotte. For this role, Laura won a 2004 Emmy Award for Best Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She previously won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for Showtime’s “Wild Iris” opposite Gena Rowlands. Additional television appearances include the lead role of Mary Ann Singleton in PBS’s “Tales of the City” based on the novels by Armistead Maupin, a role which she reprised in “More Tales of the City” for Showtime. Laura was also seen opposite Joanne Woodward in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of “Blind Spot” and opposite Steven Weber in “Love Letters” directed by Stanley Donen. Linney is a graduate of Juilliard. In January 2010, Laura starred in Donald Marguiles’ production of Time Stands Still opposite Eric Bogosian, Brian d’Arcy James and Alicia Silverstone, to which she has received Tony, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations. Laura starred in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuse with Ben Daniels. She was nominated for a Tony for her performance in Richard Eyre’s The Crucible, opposite Liam Neeson. In 2006, Laura starred in Donald Margulies’ Broadway staging of Sight Unseen, the same play she did 12 years ago. For her role as Patricia she received a Tony nomination as well as nominations from the Drama League, the Drama Desk and the Outer Critic Circle for Outstanding Actress in a Play. Her additional theatre credits include roles in the Broadway presentations of Six Degrees of Separation; The Seagull; Hedda Gabler, for which she won a 1994 Calloway Award; Phillip Barry’s Holiday, a comedy of manners, opposite Tony Goldwyn; Honour, Sight Unseen, for which she earned a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination; and John Guare’s Landscape of the Body at the Yale Repertory Theatre.

BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES (James Dodd) was nominated for a Tony in 2009 for his performance of ‘Shrek’ in Shrek The Musical. He also won the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk Award for that role. This month, Brian will return to Broadway as ‘Dan Goodman’ in Next To Normal the role he created off-Broadway at Second Stage Theater. He has appeared in the feature film comedy Ghost Town with Ricky Gervais, the ABC series “Cashmere Mafia,” and FX’s “Rescue Me.”  He recently co-created, co-produced and starred in an original made for TV improv comedy pilot called “Shiny People." A Broadway veteran, Brian received a 2002 Tony nomination, a Drama Desk nomination, an Outer Critics Circle nomination and a Drama League Honor for his star turn as ‘Sidney Falco’ in Sweet Smell of Success. For his performances Off-Broadway, he received a 2000 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical and a Drama League Award Nomination for The Wild Party at Manhattan Theatre Club. He also received a 2001 Obie Award, Drama Desk Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Backstage Garland Award, and LA Weekly Award for his solo performance in Conor McPherson’s The Good Thief. He was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Conor McPherson’s Port Authority. Brian started his illustrious career on Broadway appearing in Blood Brothers in 1993, taking over the lead role of ‘Mickey’ for a limited time before leaving to join Nicholas Hytner’s acclaimed production of Carousel at Lincoln Center. He continued with Titanic as ‘Barrett the Stoker,’ for which he received his first Drama League Nomination and a FANY Award. Brian originated the role of ‘Brendan’ in Martin McDonagh’s Tony and Drama Desk nominated play The Lieutenant of Inishmore, starred with Kristen Chenoweth, in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of The Apple Tree, and starred with Keith Carradine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as the scene-stealing, crude con-man ‘Freddy Benson.’ He has appeared in the plays The Pavilion, Flight, Ancestral Voices at Lincoln Center and Public Enemy by Kenneth Branagh. He starred in the Encores! production of Pardon My English, and appeared in the original companies of Floyd Collins for Playwrights Horizons and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas in San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles. An outstanding overall performer, Brian has starred in numerous benefit concerts and performances around the world. Highlights include the upcoming "NSO Pops: Sondheim at 80," Boston Pops and original benefit concert of “Children and Art” in 2005, the “Kennedy Center Honors” in both 1997 and 2004 first honoring Charlton Heston and then “Hamlisch on Hamlisch.” He has appeared at venues ranging from Los Angeles’ Disney Hall to Madison Square Garden with Barry Manilow; from the Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart to Dortmund Germany as well as numerous solo appearances at Carnegie Hall. His numerous recordings include, but are not limited to, his 2004 debut solo album entitled From Christmas Eve to Christmas Morn (featuring his original popular holiday song “Michigan Christmas”), Shrek the Musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Carousel, Floyd Collins, Myths and Hymns, The Wild Party, Sweet Smell of Success, The Civil War, Violet, Dream True, Maury Yeston Compilation Album, The Stephen Sondheim Album, The Stephen Schwartz Album.  He can be heard along with numerous Broadway performers singing Alan Menken’s and Stephen Schwartz’s original songs in the Disney feature film Enchanted. Brian d’Arcy James resides in New York City with his wife and daughter. He has supported and performed many times for an organization in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan, called the Field Neurosciences Institute (FNI). The mission of the FNI is the prevention, early diagnosis, care and cure of neurological diseases, disorders and injuries.

ERIC BOGOSIAN (Richard Ehrlich) is the author of three novels, several films and numerous award-winning works for the theater. As an actor he has starred onstage as well as on film and television. Bogosian’s best known work is Talk Radio in which he starred Off-Broadway and in the Oliver Stone film of the same name. In 2006, the play was brought to Broadway, garnering Tony nominations for the play and for Liev Schreiber, who starred. For the original stage version, Bogosian was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and for the film he received the prestigious Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear. In addition to Talk Radio, Bogosian is the author of several plays, including subUrbia, which was produced by Lincoln Center Theater in 1994. The play was adapted to the screen by Richard Linklater and revived Off-Broadway by Second Stage with an updated script in 2006. His most recent play, 1+1 was produced by New York Stage & Film in 2008. Bogosian is also well-known for the six Off-Broadway solos he wrote for himself between 1980 and 2000. For these he was awarded three OBIE awards as well as the Drama Desk. The solos, including Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and Pounding Nails in the Floor with Forehead are produced around the world and have become a mainstay of the American theater repertory. Bogosian is also the author of three novels and a novella. His latest, Perforated Heart was published in the spring of 2009 by Simon & Schuster. His first novel, Mall is currently being adapted as a film. Beyond performing in his own solos and plays, Bogosian most recently starred in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at LAByrinth Theater. Onscreen, Bogosian has been featured in films by Paul Schrader, Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, Robert Altman, Taylor Hackford, Atom Egoyan and Mike Judge. He is best known on film for his starring roles in his own Talk Radio, as well as the action film, Under Siege II and Wonderland. On television, he recently co-starred as Captain Danny Ross in the long-running series, “Law & Order: CI.” Bogosian has generated a wide range of work over the past 30 years. As the producer and founder of the dance series Dancing in the Kitchen he introduced such choreographers as Bill T. Jones and Karole Armitage to New York audiences. In 1986 Bogosian collaborated with Frank Zappa to produce the album, Blood on the Canvas. Bogosian created the television series, “High Incident” with Stephen Spielberg for ABC television and supervised the production of the film Bringing Back Balanchine for the New York City Ballet. With composer Elliot Sharp, he created the full-length duet, This is Now! which was produced at Merkin Hall. Bogosian lives in New York City with director Jo Bonney.

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