Enjoy Two Tickets to Six Degrees of Separation on Broadway, with an opportunity to meet the legendary actress Allison Janney backstage afterwards!
About the show:
The critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation returns to Broadway in a revival starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney as Ouisa and Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey as Flan. Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock) directs the production. The play premiered off-Broadway in 1990, transferring to Broadway later that year and going on to win a New York Drama Critics Circle Award, an Obie Award, and an Olivier Award. It was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play.
SYNOPSIS: Inspired by a true story, the play follows a young con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, saying he knows their son at college. Claiming he’s the son of actor Sidney Poitier, Paul tells them he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul's intelligence (and the possibility of appearing in his father’s new movie), the Kittredges invite him to stay overnight. After finding him in bed with a hustler, their picture of Paul changes, and Ouisa and Flan turn detective trying to piece together the connections that gave him access to their lives. Meanwhile, Paul's cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory as his lies begin to catch up with him.
About Allison Janney:
The incredibly versatile Allison Janney is one among few actors who are able to successfully combine a leading lady’s profile with a character actor’s art of performance. Her career includes countless critically acclaimed and award-winning performances in theater, television, and film. So far she has won seven Emmy Awards, and was just recently honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Janney returns to Broadway this spring in "Six Degrees of Separation", in the lead role of 'Ouisa'. Among her prior theatrical achievements, Janney received her first Tony Award nomination and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in "A View from the Bridge." She earned another Tony nomination and won the Drama Desk Award for her work in the musical of "9 to 5".
In television, she is renowned for her starring role in the acclaimed NBC series "The West Wing," Her portrayal of White House Press Secretary ‘CJ Cregg' won Janney a remarkable four Emmy Awards and two SAG Awards. She earned two more Emmys for her work alongside Anna Faris in the CBS/Chuck Lorre sitcom, “Mom,” and received her seventh Emmy, along with rave reviews, for her turn as ‘Margaret Scully’ on Showtime’s groundbreaking drama “Masters of Sex.”
On the silver screen, Janney's credits include “Juno”, “Girl on the Train”, “American Beauty” and “The Way, Way Back” with Steve Carell to name but a few. She gave a powerful performance in "The Help" where she and her fellow cast members won Ensemble awards from the Screen Actors Guild, National Board of Review and the Broadcast Film Critics. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Janney just wrapped filming on her latest feature "I, Tonya" in which she stars with Margot Robbie.
COURTESY OF: Thompson Turner Productions; Allison Janney.
PRIZE INCLUDES: Two tickets to the Broadway show of Six Degrees of Separation and opportunity to meet actor Allison Janney backstage after the show.
RESTRICTIONS: Tickets are valid for a performance of Six Degrees of Separation between April 16, 2017 and July 9, 2017, and must be arranged with 4 weeks' advance notice. The scheduling of these tickets and backstage visit imust be in consultation with and mutually agreed upon by Ms. Janney. Blackout dates may apply.
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