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March 17, 2004

'Prymate' Final Play of Broadway Season

From: San Jose Mercury News, CA - Mar 17, 2004

Associated Press

NEW YORK - Two scientists battle over control of a gorilla, a creature they communicate with by American Sign Language.

That's the plot of "Prymate," the final new play of the Broadway season. The four-character play by Mark Medoff opens at the Longacre Theatre on May 5, the day of the cutoff for 2004 Tony Award nominations.

"Prymate," directed by Ed Sherin, will star Phyllis Frelich, Heather Tom and Andre De Shields, with the fourth role yet to be cast. The drama had its world premiere in February at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Frelich starred on Broadway in Medoff's 1980 Tony Award-winning play, "Children of a Lesser God." She and her co-star, John Rubinstein, also won Tonys for their performances in the drama.

The 2004 Tony nominations will be announced May 10, and the awards given out June 6 in a three-hour CBS telecast from Radio City Music Hall.

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