Michael Cumpsty, Jo Bonney, Michael Crane



by: Magda Katz


Theater Pizzazz’ Magda Katz was front and center on media day to speak with the cast of The Body of An American  and find out more about the play and what cast and creatives had to say.


Winner of the 2014 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play and the Inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award (shared with All The Way), The Body of An American is being produced by Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick , in association with Hartford Stage.


The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul. Winning rave reviews for its previous productions in London and elsewhere, The Body of an American by Dan O’Brien is “a play that tightens its grip as it probes where war lives, and discovers we each carry it inside ourselves.” (The Guardian).


The cast includes Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony Award nominee Michael Cumpsty (“Boardwalk Empire,” Machinal, End of the Rainbow, 42nd Street). The creative team:  Director – Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars…, Lost Girls); Projection Designer Alex Basco Koch (Irena’s Vow, Buyer & Cellar); from Primary Stages – Casey Childs (Founder & Executive Producer), Andrew Leynse (Artistic Director), Michelle Bossy (Associate Artistic Director), Rhoda R. Herrick (co-producer).


Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Previews begin February 10th, Opening night is Tuesday, February 23 at 8PM. running thru March 20.


PrimaryStages.org, by phone via OvationTix at 212.352.3101 or toll-free 866.811.4111



Photos/Video Interviews: Magda Katz