In Marc Camoletti’s high-flying Tony Award winning comedy we meet Bernard Lawrence, a successful architect living in a posh Paris apartment, as he deftly juggles three fiancées who are all flight attendants. Careful planning of the airline timetables, and a bit of assistance from Bernard’s reluctant housekeeper, keeps the affairs going. But this supersonic lifestyle hits turbulence when a new, faster Boeing jet is introduced. Boeing Boeing held the world record for being the longest-running comedy in London’s West End. The 1965 film version starred Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis, and the 2008 Tony-winning revival featured Bradley Whitford, Mark Rylance, Christine Baranski, Gina Gershon and Mary McCormack.
Boeing Boeing is produced by RICHARD T. DOLCE, the theater’s Producing Artistic Director.
The Director, BT McNICHOLL, recently won raves for the American premiere of The Gronholm Method, a play starring Stephen Spinella, Jonathan Cake, Lesli Margherita and Graham Hamilton which is currently nominated for Best Production by the L.A. Drama Critics Circle. He has directed for the Roundabout Theater Company on Broadway, is the recipient of the Australian “Tony” Award (the Helpmann) for Best Direction, and served as a child’s acting coach on the Oscar-nominated film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Internationally, he directed the European premiere of The Producers, the Asian premiere of Billy Elliot, and record-setting productions of Cabaret in Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam. He is the director of the current national tour of Spamalot. He is a BMI Award-winning writer whose shows include the Off-Broadway success The It Girl. He spent 2 seasons at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and has directed award-winning productions for The Goodspeed Opera House (Connecticut Drama Critics, “Best Musical”), Dorset Theatre Festival, and the Walnut Street Theater. McNicholl has been a member of the creative team for 12 Broadway plays and musicals with directors Mike Nichols, Sam Mendes, Rob Marshall, David Hare, Stephen Daldry, James Lapine, and Jerry Zaks. He is happy to return to the Engeman, where he directed Lewis J. Stadlen and Chip Zien in last year’s hit production of The Sunshine Boys.
Boeing Boeing will feature scenic design by JONATHAN COLLINS (The Kravis Center’s premiere production of Divorce Party, Uncle Vanya at the Strasberg Institute and John W. Engeman Theater’s Wait Until Dark). Costume design by EMILY DEANGELIS (work includes projects with: Theatre for the New City, New Georges, Daryl Roth Theatrical, Prospect Theatre Company, and Classical Theatre of Harlem). Lighting is designed by PHILIP S. ROSENBERG (Off Broadway credits include Cactus Flower. Regional credits include: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, TheatreWorks and Hartford Stage). Sound design by CRAIG KAUFMAN (John W. Engeman Theater’s Wait Until Dark and A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas). Hair and Make-Up design by MARK ADAM RAMPMEYER (Associate Artistic Director at the John W. Engeman Theater, his work can currently be seen in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Talley’s Folly with Sarah Paulson. Other designs have been seen on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones, West Side Story and The Farnsworth Invention). NICK EILERMAN (Assistant Director) credits include Lysistrata Jones, High (staring Kathleen Turner), and Looped (staring Valerie Harper). Casting by STUART HOWARD and PAUL HARDT and the Production Stage Manager is MICHELLE LYNN HINES.
The featured actors in Boeing Boeing are: PETER SIMON HILTON as Bernard, a playboy in swinging ’60s Paris who juggles three flight-attendant fiancées. The three fiancées are LUBA MASON (Gretchen), ERIN LEIGH PECK (Gloria) and MICHELE RAGUSA (Gabriella). The elaborate love scheme only flies with help from KATE SKINNER, the witty and put-upon housekeeper Berthe and JOHN SCHERER as Bernard’s unlikely wing-man Robert.