‘Misery’ to premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope

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Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Castle Rock Entertainment and Playhouse Productions announced today that they will present the world premiere of “Misery” at Bucks County Playhouse from Nov. 24 to Dec. 8. Written by two-time Academy Award-winner William Goldman (who wrote the screenplay for “Misery”, as well as The Princess Bride, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), and based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King, the play will be directed by Will Frears (Coach, Year Zero).

Goldman’s adaptation of “Misery” was released in 1990 and starred James Caan and Kathy Bates, who won an Academy Award for her performance as Annie Wilkes. The play is a fresh adaptation of King’s celebrated novel, and complete casting for “Misery” will be announced soon.

Set design for “Misery” is by David Korins (“Motown”, “Annie”), costume design is by Academy Award-winner Ann Roth (“The English Patient,” “The Book of Mormon”) lighting design is by David Weiner (“Godspell”, “The Normal Heart”) and sound design is by Tony Award-winner Darron West (“Peter and the Starcatcher”, “Chinglish”). “Misery” will feature original music by Michael Freidman (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”, “Saved”), special effects by Gregory Meeh (“Spamalot”, “Into the Woods”) and fight direction by Rick Sordelet (“A Streetcar Named Desire”, “Fences”).

Tickets to “Misery” are currently on sale to the general public. Ticket prices range from $39 – 54 and can be purchased by visiting the BCP website or calling 215-862-2121.

Nice to see world-class productions premiering in New Hope once more, and interesting to see an on-stage thriller for a change of pace.

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