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Len Cariou, Craig Bierko: Meet The Press With Harry Townsend’s Last Stand

Len Cariou, Craig Bierko: Meet The Press With Harry Townsend’s Last Stand

The cast of Harry Townsend’s Last Stand starring Len Cariou  (Three time Tony® Award Nominee and Tony® Award winnertitle role in Sweeney ToddA Little Night Music with Glynis Johns and Hermione Gingold; Applause starring Lauren Bacall; “Blue Bloods”).

Craig Bierko (Tony® Award  and Drama Desk Award nominee, Music Man; “The Long Kiss Goodnight, “UnREAL,” “Blue Bloods”) met the press yesterday.

Director Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care) talked with us about directing the play and her own personal journey with her mother.

The show is written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange)

George Eastman photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Produced by Dennis Grimaldi (Gentleman’s Guide…, Gypsy, Angels in America). 

Dennis Grimaldi  photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand is a comedy with heart. The show centers around 85-year-old Harry Townsend (Cariou), 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 (Bierko), 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. You will laugh until you can’t.

Karen Carpenter, Len Cariou, Craig Bierko photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand features scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Jeff Davis, and sound design by John Gromada. 

Karen Carpenter  photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, begins performances at New York City Center November 18.

Len Cariou photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Craig Bierko photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Craig Bierko photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Len Cariou photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Craig Bierko, George Eastman, Dennis Grimaldi, Len Cariou, Karen Carpenter  photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Craig Bierko, George Eastman, Len Cariou, Karen Carpenter  photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Craig Bierko, Len Cariou photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Len Cariou photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Craig Bierko, Len Cariou photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Craig Bierko, Len Cariou photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Craig Bierko, Len Cariou photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
The set photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
The Poster photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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