Red Bull Theater's production of The Government Inspector is currently in previews, ahead of a June 1 opening at the Duke on 42nd Street. Jesse Berger directs the comedy, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Nikolai Gogol's play.
The show is described as follows: "All politics are local. Gogol's deeply silly satire of small-town corruption offers a riotous portrait of rampaging self-delusion. When the crooked leadership of a provincial village discovers that an undercover inspector is coming to root out their commonplace corruption, the town weaves a web of bribery, lies, and utter madness."
Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar) stars alongside Mary Testa (Wicked), Arnie Burton (Peter & the Starcatcher), Stephen DeRosa (Boardwalk Empire), and Michael McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It). They are joined by Ryan Garbayo, Kelly Hutchinson, David Manis, Ben Mehl, Talene Monahon, Luis Moreno, James Rana, Tom Alan Robbins, and Mary Lou Rosato.
The creative team includes Alexis Distler (set design), Tilly Grimes (costume design), Peter West (lighting design). Sound design and an original song are composed by Greg Pliska.
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