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2 prior to an official opening Oct. 20. "Billy & Ray, a whip-smart comedy charting the birth of the film noir genre, follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt 'Double Indemnity' for the silver screen," press notes state. "Set in 1940's Hollywood, Billy & Ray is the true story of how two brilliant and thorny artists battled the Hollywood censors and each other to create a groundbreaking movie classic." Marshall directed the great site play's world premiere in spring 2013 at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA. Marshall is a five-time Emmy nominee, having created, written and produced the sitcoms "Happy Days," "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy" and "The Odd Couple." He wrote the plays Shelves andThe Roast. His film directing credits include "Pretty Woman," "Beaches," "Overboard," "The Princess Diaries 1 & 2," "Runaway Bride," "Valentines Day" and "New Years Eve." The cast and creative team ofBilly & Ray will be announced at a later date. The Vineyard's 2014-15 season productions are currently only available by purchasing a membership. Memberships can be purchased by calling (212) 353-0303 or visiting vineyardtheatre.org .
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24 Jul 2014