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For immediate release:

Choice Theatricals

In association with Vital Theatre Company

present the World Premiere of


Written by Tony Glazer, directed by John Gould Rubin


Beginning, September 8; opening, September 20, 2009

At the McGinn Cazale Theatre


New York: Choice Theatricals and in association with Vital Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Tony Glazer’s new play, In the Daylight, directed by John Gould RubinPerformances will begin on Tuesday, September 8th; opening on Sunday, September 20th and will run through October 11th, 2009 at the McGinn Cazale Theatre (2162 Broadway, 4th floor at 76th Street). Tickets are $35 ($30 during previews) for tickets visit or call 212.579.0528


In the Daylight is a darkly comic tale about a well-known writer and his homecoming to a family he has been avoiding for many years.   As the play unfolds we discover the true reasons for his extended absence and the dark secrets his family has been keeping.


Cast includes Sharon Maguire (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” Tartuffe (at The Pearl), Ashley Austin Morris (“The Electric Company,” “Ugly Betty,” Paper Dolls) Jay Patterson (“Murder, She Wrote,” “Touched by an Angel; All the King’s Men) Concetta Tomei (Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead; View From the Top, “Weeds,” “7th Heaven,” “King of Queens”), and Joe Urla (“Miami Vice,” “Law & Order,” “Home Improvement,” “Seinfeld,” “The Wire”)


Tony Glazer’s last play STAIN was recently published by Samuel French after a well-received production in New York. Variety called STAIN "Hilariously revolting…snappily written. Multi-layered characters that get your attention. Glazer's plays will continue to be worth watching.” "Trenchant humor and contemporary sensibility. The writing reaches the right level of honesty heightened by theatricality. Compared to August: Osage County, Tony Glazer's new play Stain is [its] younger, hungrier cousin." Backstage, Stain, which revels in shocking surprise, plays like a hip, drawn-out version of the film Chinatown." Edge



Written by Tony Glazer, directed by John Gould Rubin

Begins performances on September 8 – October 11, 2009 (opening, Sunday, September 20)

Performances schedule: Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30PM; Saturday at 4PM; Sunday at 7PM

Tickets are $35 ($30 during previews) for tickets visit or call 212.579.0528

McGinn Cazale Theatre is located at 2162 Broadway, 4th floor between 76th & 77th Street

Running time: 1 hr 50 min with intermission

Press nights are: Thursday, September 17 at 8PM; Friday, September 18 at 8PM; Saturday, September 19 at 4PM/8PM; Sunday, September 20 at 7PM (opening night).

To speak with Mr. Glazer & Mr. Rubin or to arrange press seats, please contact

Springer Associates PR at 212 354 4660.



TONY GLAZER (playwright) Glazer's plays have been produced professionally in New York, Los Angeles Chicago and Canada. Stageplays include STAIN and SAFE (both published by Samuel French) as well as the plays, In the Daylight and The Substance of Bliss (both currently in development for production).  His short play, Doll Play, premiered in Samuel French’s 34th Annual Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival this summer.  One of Glazer’s monologues was published in Smith Kraus’ Best Men’s monologues of 2003. His short stories Single White Mammal and Buster have won dual prizes in Writer's Digest's 2006 Best Short Story Competition (selected in the Top 25 as winners out of more than 9,800 submissions) and were published in Writer's Digest's 2006 Competition Collection. Glazer serves on the Advisory Council of the T. Schreiber Studio, and directed George F. Walker's play Better Living on their stage in 2006. This production received three 2007 NYIT (New York Innovative Theater) Award Nominations for excellence. Choice Films Inc. has optioned his feature film, Junction, which is currently in development and which Glazer is slated to direct (winter 2009). Tony received his BFA in Acting from Boston University and studied acting with Maggie Flanigan. Glazer is represented by Jack Tantleff at Paradigm Agency (Theatre) and Shawn Simon and Doreen Wilcox-Little at Anonymous Content. (Film/TV)  He is a member of SAG (actor and producer) and also the Dramatist Guild. Find Tony online @


JOHN GOULD RUBIN (director) was Co-Artistic and Executive Director of LAByrinth Theater Company for which he directed the premieres of Philip Roth in Khartoum; Penalties & Interest (both as part of Public/LAB at The Public Theater); STopless; The Trail of Her Inner Thigh; John Patrick Shanley's A Winter Party; (and co-created and directed:) Dreaming in Tongues; and Mémoire. He co-created and directed The Erotica Project for the NYSF; directed Trial By Water for Ma-Yi, A Taste of Honey at Playwrights Horizons; Blood in the Sink at Urban Stages; both A Matter Of Choice and NAMI for Partial Comfort; EST’s and Naked Angel’s Marathons; The Fartiste for the NY Fringe Festival (Best Musical.) He wrote (and played Ivan Boesky in)The Predators' Ball (collaborating with Karole Armitage and David Salle) for the Teatro Comunale in Florence, Italy, and at BAM's Next Wave Festival. He recently directed his first film, Almost Home for Trigger Street Independent, which appeared at The Berkshire Film Festival.   As a Producer, For LAByrinth he produced Our Lady of 121st Street (and it’s commercial production off-Broadway), and Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train at Center Stage/NY; Off-Broadway (two Drama Desk noms.); at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival (Fringe First Award); at The Donmar Warehouse; and at The Arts Theatre on the West End in London (Olivier Award nom.) Mr. Rubin has produced a tour of Macbeth with Stephen Dillane playing all the roles to the Almeida Theater in London and throughout Australia which he will bring to NY in the Spring, and will direct "Iken's Perversion" Off-Broadway in March.  As an actor, Mr. Rubin just appeared at The Public in the SPF festival - The Sacrifices and has appeared at Second Stage in John Patrick Shanley's play, Cellini, on B’way opposite Glenn Close and Gene Hackman in Death and The Maiden, under Mike Nichol's direction; in the title role of Moliere's Don Juan, at The Mark Taper Forum in L.A. under the direction of Travis Preston, for which he received the DramaLogue Award in Acting; as Jacques in John Tillinger's production of As You Like it; in Martin Crimp’s adaptation of The Misanthrope, with Uma Thurman and Roger Rees; as well as in the lead role of Mr. Crimp’s Play With Repeats, with Francis McDormand.  Mr. Rubin's Film appearances include the Spanish film by Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Frágil, The Out-of-Towners, Three Men and a Baby and Dead Again.  Television appearances include “New York News,” “Good Advice,” “Law & Order” (all versions, many times) and “The Story Behind the Story.”


CHOICE THEATRICALS (producer) and their partners form the theater production arm of Choice Films Inc., an independent production company that specializes in multi-media theatrical productions as well as independent feature films for worldwide distribution.  Established in 2001, Choice has produced several projects, ranging from contemporary original plays and revivals to multi-media sketch comedy shows and short films targeted for festival competitions, as well as New Works Reading Series and Gala Award Events. Recent theater production credits include: Stain, (World Premiere, Kirk Theater, Theatre Row, NYC) Safe (West Coast Premiere, Co-Production with Shoot Me Productions, El Portal Theater, Los Angles), Tune In: Multi-media Sketch Show (Caroline’s on Broadyway, NYC), Between the Lines (Krider Performing Arts Center, TN), Between the Lines (Saint Clements Theater, NYC), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Mint Theater Space, New York City), Looking for Limerance (Trilogy Theater, NYC), Love Angst and the Way In (78th Street Theater Lab, NYC), Doll Play (34th Annual Samuel French Short-Play Festival).  Choice is the lead producer for the upcoming new rock musical, Crazy Head Space. Choice Films has partnered with Movie Ranch Entertainment and Air Sea Land Productions to develop a slate of theatrical films, including the upcoming feature film Junction, which is slated to begin principal photography winter 2009.  Choice Theatricals is committed to bringing new plays to the stage and giving emerging playwrights the opportunity to realize their work with full productions that will continue to foster their artistic development.


VITAL THEATRE COMPANY (producer) was founded in March of 1999 with the goal of creating a safe home to nurture emerging theatre artists — and that vision has blossomed. Now in its ninth season, VITAL THEATRE COMPANY moved into its spacious new Upper West Side home at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre in November of 2004. Previously, Vital performed at our two intimate spaces on Theatre Row in midtown Manhattan. As of May 2008, Vital has mounted 34 main stage productions, 12 installments of Vital Signs New Works Festival, plus cabaret and sketch comedy. To date, 23 plays that premiered in Vital Signs have gone on to publication. Vital was commissioned by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation to create and produce AMERICA IS MY HOME: THE IMMIGRANT JOURNEY TO AMERICA which ran on Ellis Island for seven months. VITAL CHILDREN'S THEATRE has presented 38 productions, many of them new musicals. More than 68,000 NYC students have been touched by Vital Voices, our arts in education program. VITAL THEATRE COMPANY was honored to receive two American Theatre Wing Awards for Continued Commitment to Excellence in Theatre and was also named as one of's "2004 People of the Year" (yes, we're a company, but they stretched their definition...). Vital is a six-time winner of the Off-Off Broadway Review's Award for Excellence for four of our main stage productions, as well as Vital's 2001 - 2002 Children's Theatre Season and the children's piece THE BALLAD OF IRVING THE FROG… ('04). The New York Theatre Experience also named Vital Theatre Company the 2002 Theatre Company of the Year. Our audiences are growing. In our brief history, more than 102,000 people have attended a Vital production, in addition to the 28,000 who saw the AMERICA IS MY HOME on Ellis Island. Well over 3000 artists have participated in one of our shows, creating a vibrant and ever-increasing community at Vital. In September 2007 VITAL THEATRE COMPANY became a lead partner in Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Vital teaching artists are integrating theatre arts into the humanities curriculum in an effort to jumpstart academic progress.