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Hector Elizondo to Star in LA Theatre Works, Susan Albert Loewenberg Production of "The Prisoner of Second Avenue"

Hector Elizondo to Star in LA Theatre Works, Susan Albert Loewenberg Production of "The Prisoner of Second Avenue"

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Award-winning actor and film star, Hector Elizondo will perform in the LA Theatre Works, Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director, The Prisoner of Second Avenue at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, on the Mainstage of the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus.

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is Neil Simon’s classic tale of a married couple trying to survive life in their New York apartment building after the husband loses his job.  The overwhelmed man deals with burglary, unemployment, a marital dilemma, mentally surviving the urban environment, and with a wacky family to boot.  Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft stared in the 1975 film version.

A founding member of LA Theatre Works, Mr. Elizondo has appeared in The Crucible, Babbitt, Plaza Suite, McTeague, Mastergate and Fuente Overjuna.  He won an Obie Award for his portrayal of God in Steambath, followed by roles in The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Great White Hope and Sly Fox, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination.  His film credits include Runaway Bride, Pretty Woman (Golden Globe nomination), Frankie and Johnny, The Fan, Nothing in Common, Getting Even with Dad, and Beverly Hills Cop III.  A four-time Emmy nominee, he received the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dr. Phillip Watters on Chicago Hope and received another Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance opposite Anne Bancroft in Mrs. Cage for PBS’s American Playhouse.

Under the leadership of Producing Director, Susan Albert Loewenberg, for the past two decades the LA Theatre Works is the foremost radio theater company in the United States.  Broadcast in America on NPR and internationally on the BBC, CBC, and Voice of America, as well as on X- Satellite, LA Theatre Works has single-handedly brought live theater into the homes of millions.  LA Theatre Works performs a hugely successful series of live radio theater presentations each season in Los Angeles.  Works by Eugene O’Neill, David Henry Hwang, Athol Fugard, Wendy Wasserstein, Neil Simon, Charlayne Woodard, Arthur Miller, among others, have been performed and recorded by LA Theatre Works with casts of the most critically acclaimed film and stage actors.  On the road, LA Theatre Works has given live theater performances in Chicago, Washington, Boston, New York, and Austin.

For additional information, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 814-269-2080.  Advanced interviews with Hector Elizondo, may be arranged by contacting Michael Easterling at LA Theatre Works at mweasterling@earthlink.net or 310-403-3314, or Christina Hahn at chahn@baylinartists.com.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the ArtsLine at 1-800-846-ARTS from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Fridays.  Tickets are $24.  Discount tickets of $20 are being offered to senior citizens (over 65 years of age), students under 18, and members of the Pitt Johnstown community (faculty, staff, students, and card-carrying members of the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association).  There is a $2 handling fee on all mail and phone orders.  The box office is open for in-person sales from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday.  The box office also opens one hour before performances.

The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center is a multi-purpose facility operated by the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.  The Arts Center presents a variety of events including musicals, adult and children’s theatre, dance, and musical productions to 12,000 patrons annually.
Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 2/10/2006 5:00:00 AM