Buffy fans are in for a treat. Juliet Landau and James Marsters, who portrayed the popular undead couple Drusilla and Spike on TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” will act together again in the world premiere of “The Bells of West 87th,” a new stage comedy by Elin Hampton.
Also featured in the cast are veteran actors Dagney Kerr (April in the award-winning indie feature “Park”), Carol Locatell (original Broadway cast of “Broadway Bound”) and Robert Towers (original Los Angeles Snoopy in “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”).
“The Bells of West 87th” tells the story of soon-to-turn 40 Molly Fein (Landau) who believes her new poetry-class boyfriend (Marsters) may provide the means of escaping her crazy, dysfunctional, co-dependent parents Eli (Towers) and Ida (Locatell), as well as her (seemingly) has-it-all younger sister Maxine (Kerr).
Hampton’s writing credits include the hit musical “Who’s Your Mommy?!” (aka “Amother Musical”), written with composer Gerald Sternbach, which played to sold-out houses at the Hudson Backstage and was optioned for the New York stage, as well as writing and producing credits on television shows such as “Mad About You, Dream On,” “Pinky and the Brain,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Jackie Thomas Show,” “Rugrats,” “House of Buggin,” “Life’s Work” and “Baby Bob.”
Directed by Richard Pierce, “Bells” is set to open at the Greenway Court Theatre on September 7, 2013 with Round Swamp Entertainment and David Fury executive producing.
“The Bells of West 87th” previews 8 p.m. September 5 and 6, opens 8 p.m. September 7 and performs 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday through October 27. Visit http://www.greenwayartsalliance.org/#!bells/c1p5e.
Greenway Arts Alliance is located at 544 N. Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.
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