THE NEW THEATRE PRESENTS

from BOSOM BUDDIES, NEWHART, HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS, and GIRLS
EMMY WINNER
PETER SCOLARI
Starring in
BILOXI BLUES

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Directed by Dennis D. Hennessy
PG13 (mild language and situation)

Feb 20th 2019 - Apr 21st 2019

“A joyous, unexpectedly rewarding comedy… the laughter rarely stops.” – NY Times

Starring Emmy Award Winner Peter Scolari from BOSSOM BUDDIES, NEWHART, HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS, AND GIRLS.

The laughter rarely stops in this Tony Award-winning “Best Play” that tells the story of Eugene Jerome and his experiences as a 19-year-old draftee who, with a handful of other recruits must endure ten weeks of boot camp and a tough as nails, hard-drinking platoon leader in the steaming swamps of Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.


Few actors have had a career as long and as successful as Peter Scolari. His big break came in 1980 when he was cast opposite a completely unknown actor named Tom Hanks in an ABC sitcom called BOSOM BUDDIES. The show was known for its quirky humor and its frequent use of improvisation between its stars, Hanks & Scolari. Almost as soon as BOSOM BUDDIES was cancelled, CBS picked up Scolari to play a superficial, yuppie producer of a TV show hosted by the legendary comedian Bob Newhart’s character Dick Loudin. Peter scored three Emmy nominations for his work on NEWHART winning over critics and audiences alike. He stayed with the show until the end when it capped off its successful run with one of TV’s all-time greatest series finales. When Newhart ended, Peter’s good friend Tom Hanks cast him as a TV host in the feature film THAT THING YOU DO. From that success, Peter landed the lead role in the television adaptation of the Disney film franchise, HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS. Though the show lasted only three seasons, Peter branched out behind the camera directing and producing a flurry of episodes. He reunited with Hanks again to play astronaut Pete Conrad in the highly acclaimed HBO miniseries FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON.

Peter has appeared on Broadway in several productions including WICKED, LUCKY GUY, (again with Tom Hanks) and BRONX BOMBERS. He was the voice of the lonely boy riding THE POLAR EXPRESS alongside Tom Hanks in the animated holiday classic. He had roles in TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, ALLY McBEAL, THE WEST WING and many others. In 2015, he took a recurring role as Commissioner Loeb in the Fox Network hit GOTHAM. And in 2016, Peter Scolari won an Emmy for his role of Tad Horvath, the father of Lena Dunham’s character in the critically-acclaimed HBO series GIRLS.

 

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