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Meet the Cast of Vineyard Theatre’s BILLY & RAY

Sophie is about to co-star in a Garry Marshall directed play entitled Billy & Ray.

BetteUcation ~Garry Marshall also directed her mum in Beaches

Here’s an article about the press launch:

BWW
Meet the Cast of Vineyard Theatre‘s BILLY & RAY
September 5
👤by Jennifer Bros

Sophie von Haselberg
Sophie von Haselberg

Mad Men” star Vincent Kartheiser and Broadway’s Larry Pine (CASA VALENTINA) will play Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, respectively, in BILLY & RAY, Mike Bencivenga’s new play — directed by the legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall — being given its NY premiere this fall at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.), with previews scheduled to begin October 1 prior to an official opening on October 20. The company just met the press and you can check out photos from inside the event below!

Completing the cast of BILLY & RAY are Sophie von Haselberg (THE CAT AND THE CANARY) as Wilder’s long-suffering secretary, and Drew Gehling (JERSEY BOYS) as a beleaguered studio chief.

BILLY & RAY — a whip-smart comedy charting the birth of the film noir genre — follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt the novel Double Indemnity for the silver screen. Set in 1940s Hollywood, BILLY & RAY is the true story of how two brilliant and thorny artists battled the Hollywood censors and each other to create a groundbreaking movie classic.

Also announced is the design team for BILLY & RAY with scenic design by Charlie Corcoran, lighting design byRussell Champa, costume design by Michael Krass and sound design by David Van Tieghem.

BILLY & RAY will begin performances October 1 with shows on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on September 4. For performance and ticket information, call The Vineyard box office at 212 353 0303 or visitwww.vineyardtheatre.org.

Drew Gehling, Vincent Kartheiser, Garry Marshall, Mike Bencivenga, Sophie von Haselberg, Larry Pine
Drew Gehling, Vincent Kartheiser, Garry Marshall, Mike Bencivenga, Sophie von Haselberg, Larry Pine

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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