Hit the Wall headed for Off Broadway run
The long-expected news of an Off Broadway run for Ike Holter's Hit the Wall was finally made official this afternoon. Holter's rollicking play about the 1969 Stonewall riots, which was originally produced last winter by the Inconvenience as part of Steppenwolf's Garage Rep and which I named one of , will play New York's Barrow Street Theatre—within spitting distance of the actual Stonewall Inn—beginning February 19, with an opening date of March 10.
Director Eric Hoff will again helm the new production, and original cast members(Tano) and Rania Salem Manganaro (Peg) will reprise their roles. The rest of the New York cast includes Chicago actor Sean Allan Krill (A-Gay) along with Nick Bailey (Newbie), Jessica Dickey (Madeline), Ben Diskant (Cliff), Nathan Lee Graham (Carson), Matthew Greer (Cop), Gregory Haney (Mika) and Carolyn Michelle Smith (Roberta). Other Chicago artists involved include costume designer David Hyman and lighting designer Keith Parham. Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter are the lead producers.