The full cast for David Hare's newest play, Straight Line Crazy, at the Bridge Theatre has been named. Straight Line Crazy begins previews at the Bridge Theatre on 16 March, with an opening night on 23 March, and performances to 18 June. Straight Line Crazy tickets are on sale now.Straight Line Crazy follows the life of Robert Moses, an American public official who transformed the New York City landscape during the 20th century. Even though he created new parks, bridges, and roads, Moses'...
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Ralph Fiennes will star in the world premiere of David Hare’s play Straight Line Crazy at the Bridge Theatre. Fiennes will play New York City public official Robert Moses in the brand new play, opening in 2022. Straight Line Crazy tickets are available on London Theatre now.
The Straight Line Crazy play explores how the streets of New York City dramatically changed during the 20th century. Right at the heart of this change was Robert Moses, a public official whose career spanned over five decades. He served as the chairman of New York State Council of Parks for nearly 40 years. He held the title of New York Secretary of State. For 18 years, he commissioned New York City planning works. Surely, somebody whose job was focused on helping his community would be considered a good man in the history books.
During Moses’ time as a New York City public official, he had built 658 playgrounds, 11 pools and 13 bridges, including the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. For all this beneficial community work, his steely presence which dominated the city was met by public outcry. In 1974, Robert Caro’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography The Power Broker took Robert Moses down. Straight Line Crazy examines the drastic changes that took place to the NYC skyline, as well as the impacts it had on locals.
Ralph Fiennes leads the Straight Line Crazy London cast as Robert Moses. Straight Line Crazy will mark Fiennes’ second Bridge Theatre show since the pandemic, previously starring in Beat the Devil. He’s also been in T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets at the Harold Pinter Theatre. For Straight Line Crazy, Fiennes reunites with playwright David Hare and director Nicholas Hytner. They’ll be joined by Bob Crowley, providing scenic design for Straight Line Crazy to capture the New York City landscape at the central London venue.
Tickets to Straight Line Crazy are available now. Book Straight Line Crazy tickets on London Theatre today.
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Cast and creative
By: David Hare
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Cast list: Ralph Fiennes, Alisha Bailey, Samuel Barnett, David Bromley, Al Coppola, Siobhán Cullen, Ian Kirkby, Alana Maria, Dani Moseley, Guy Paul, Helen Schlesinger, Mary Stillwaggon Stewart, Danny Webb
Design: Bob Crowley
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: George Dennis
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Ralph Fiennes will lead the cast of a new David Hare play, receiving its world premiere at the Bridge Theatre next year. Straight Line Crazy begins previews at the Bridge Theatre from 16 March, with an opening night on 23 March and performances to 18 June. In Straight Line Crazy, Fiennes will play Robert Moses, an American public official who created parks and bridges to improve the lives of New York City's workers. At the same time, grass root protests organised against his schemes and the...