33 Variations has its last performance at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on Broadway tonight. The play was written by Moises Kaufman and stars Jane Fonda as a musicologist obsessed with composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The production officially opened on Broadway on March 9 for a limited run. The drama, which features accompaniment by a live pianist (Diane Walsh), garnered a total of five Tony Award nominations for Best Play, Best Leading Actress in a Play (Fonda), and Best Featured Actor in a Play (the wonderful Zach Grenier as Beethoven), as well as well-deserved nods for its lighting and clever set design. Although Jane Fonda, returning to Broadway for the first time in several decades, deservedly received a lot of attention for appearing in 33 Variations, the production has an all-around fine cast, including Colin Hanks (son of a certain well-known actor named Tom), Samantha Mathis, and Susan Kellermann. It is extremely unusual for a Broadway show to close on a Thursday (shows usually close on Sundays), but Fonda had another commitment that required closing before Sunday.
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Carly graduated University Of Toronto, Theatre and Performance program. She has written for various publications including art-speaks, Pembroke Daily Observer, Toronto Star - Performing Arts Section, The Canadian Post and more recently the Village Voice and the New York Daily News. As a member As a member of the Barrow Group, her specialties include performance stage production and talent casting.