Len Cariou, Ken Jennings and Sarah Rice
It has been 40 years since Len Cariou starred in Sweeney Todd with the incredible Angela Lansbury. Ken Jennings and Sarah Rice were at Sardi’s to wish their leading man well with his newest show Harry Townsend’s Last Stand.
It’s been 50 years since Len starred in Applause with Penny Fuller and Lee Roy Reams and they were there to wish Mr. Cariou a welcome back to the theatre.
It has been 20 years since Craig Bierko starred in The Music Man nominated for both a Tony and Drama Desk Award. Sally Murphy came to celebrate Craig.
Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, is a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care) at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). Starring Three time Tony® Award Nominee and Tony® Award winner, Len Cariou (title role in Sweeney Todd; A Little Night Music with Glynis Johns and Hermione Gingold; Applause starring Lauren Bacall; “Blue Bloods”) and Craig Bierko (Tony® Award and Drama Desk Award nominee, Music Man; “The Long Kiss Goodnight, “UnREAL,” Blue Bloods”), Harry Townsend’s Last Stand begins a strictly limited engagement on November 18th with opening night set for December 4th. The play is produced by Dennis Grimaldi (A Gentlemen’s Guide…; Love Letters, Angels in America, Other People’s Money).
A comedy with heart, Harry Townsend’s Last Stand centers around 85-year-old Harry Townsend, a widower, living alone in the Lakeside home he built in Vermont. While he still possesses a sharp mind and a dry wit, he is getting up there in age. Beside his daughter, Sarah, the one happiness in his life is his son, Alan, who is finally coming home after an 18-month absence. Yet Alan’s return is accompanied by an agenda that puts the aging father and his concerned son at odds. Harry Townsend’s Last Stand tells a story of complex family dynamics, passion, humor and the shorthand of communication that we have with our loved ones.
Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, begins performances at New York City Center November 18.