By Marc Camoletti and Beverley Cross
Directed by Mark Schneider
Production Overseen and Originally Directed by Matthew Warchus
March 13 - April 18, 2010
Old Globe Theatre

Boeing-Boeing, the uproarious jet-propelled comedy that had audiences and critics cheering in London and on Broadway, is coming in for a landing on the Old Globe stage! Bernard, a successful architect living in Paris, thinks he can easily juggle his three flight attendant fiancées. It’s all a question of timing and a little help from his trusted housekeeper who reluctantly plays romantic air traffic controller. When an old friend arrives and his three fiancées each change their flight schedules, his life hits some turbulence! Grab your boarding pass for a rollicking good time.

Stephanie Fieger as Gabriella and Joseph Urla as Robert in Boeing-Boeing, at The Old Globe March 13 - April 18, 2010. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

Caralyn Kozlowski as Gretchen and Joseph Urla as Robert in Boeing-Boeing, at The Old Globe March 13 - April 18, 2010. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

(l. to r.) Liv Rooth as Gloria and Nancy Robinette as Berthe in Boeing-Boeing, at The Old Globe March 13 - April 18, 2010. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Caralyn Kozlowski as Gretchen and Rob Breckenridge as Bernard in Boeing-Boeing, at The Old Globe March 13 - April 18, 2010. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

Liv Rooth as Gloria and Joseph Urla as Robert in Boeing-Boeing, at The Old Globe March 13 - April 18, 2010. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

Boeing-Boeing runs at The Old Globe March 13 - April 18, 2010. Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.

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Rob Breckenridge (Bernard) has been seen in several productions in New York including The 39 Steps, Edward II, 33 Variations (Workshop), Geneva, R.U.R., The Rivals, Long Island Sound, Tooth, RIO, Far and Wide, Hope II and The Phantom Tollbooth.  Breckenridge’s regional credits include Life x 3, Private Lives, Sister Carrie, An Ideal Husband, Sylvia, A Map of the World and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  His film and television credits include Delirious, Helen at Risk, Solo Una Mujer, “Guiding Light,““Law & Order: Criminal Intent,“ “Fuego Verde“and “Padres e Hijos.“  Breckenridge worked as an actor, teacher, director and Senior Fulbright Scholar in Colombia, South America during the 1990’s.
Stephanie Fieger (Gabriella) appeared previously at the Globe in Measure for Measure and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.  Her Off Broadway credits include Macbeth (The Public Theater); A Doll’s House, The Bear and The Proposal (The Infinite Theatre); A Perfect Wedding (NYU); and various works with the Tectonic Theatre Project.  Fieger’s regional credits include A View of the Harbor (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); Saint Joan and Peter Pan (Barter Theatre); The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare on the Sound); and All in the Timing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hedgerow Theatre).  Her film credits include Close, but No Cigar.  Fieger received her MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.
Caralyn Kozlowski (Gretchen) previously appeared at the Globe as Amanda in Amy Freed's Restoration Comedy.  She appeared most recently in the West Coast premiere of Freed’s You, Nero (South Coast Repertory).  Her New York credits include Flygirls, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Secrets of a Soccer Mom, Fair Game, Murdering Marlowe, The Milliner and The Odyssey.  In eight seasons with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, favorites include Amanda in Private Lives, Ilona in The Play’s the Thing, Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest, Desdemona in Othello, Olivia in Twelfth Night and Irina in Three Sisters.  Kozlowski’s additional credits include Rosalind in As You Like It (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); and Mac in Three Viewings and Evelyn in The Shape of Things (Barrington Stage Company).  Her film and television credits include “Law & Order,” “Numbers,” “Six Degrees,” “Law & Order: SVU”, “Guiding Light,” “All My Children,” Practical Magic, and “Third Watch.”  She holds a BFA from SUNY-Purchase.
Nancy Robinette (Berthe) has been seen in Off Broadway productions such as The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Give Me Your Answer, Do! and Finally Flannery.  Her regional credits include The Solid Gold Cadillac, Death of a Salesman, The Rivals, Souvenir, The Imaginary Invalid, The Silent Woman, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Diary of Anne Frank, Twelfth Night, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Well, Body of Water, Escape from Happiness, Donna Q, The Obituary Bowl, Wonder of the World, Fat Men in Skirts, Ivanov, The Little Foxes, Christmas on Mars, Frozen, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and Lady Windermere's Fan.  Robinette’s film and television credits include Serial Mom, Soldier Jack, “The Hunley” and “The Day Lincoln Was Shot.”  She has received numerous awards including Helen Hayes Awards, Will Award for Classical Acting and a Fox Fellowship.  Robinette is an Affiliate Artist at Arena Stage, Company Member at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.
Liv Rooth (Gloria) is pleased to make her Old Globe debut in Boeing-Boeing.  Her Broadway credits include Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? and Off Broadway credits include Jane Eyre and Love, Shakespeare (The Acting Company), Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater), A Doll’s House (NYU Graduate Acting Studio, Tisch School of the Arts), New York premiere of Chuck Mee’s A Perfect Wedding (NYU Graduate Acting), The Obstruction Plays by Lisa Kron and Dan O’Brien (Slant Theater Project), Still Life/Café Coward (Abingdon Theatre Company) and 365 Plays (The Public Theater).  Rooth’s regional credits include Noises Off (Hartford Stage), Pride and Prejudice (Geva Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival).  Her film and television credits include “The Good Wife and iChannel.  Rooth received her M.F.A from NYU Graduate Acting and her B.A. from Dartmouth College.  She is the recipient of the Marcia Gay Harden Scholarship.
Joseph Urla (Robert) has appeared in the Off Broadway production of In the Daylight, as Petruchio in Mark Lamos' acclaimed all-male production of The Taming of the Shrew, MartinMerkheim in Search and Destroy and Heaven (Yale Repertory Theatre), Dr. Stockman in Enemy of the People (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Helen Hayes Award nomination), George Antheil in Frequency Hopping and Living Out (Second Stage Theatre), Iago in Othello (Shakespeare Festival/LA), Principia Scriptoriae (Manhattan Theatre Club), Prince Hal in Henry IV directed by Austin Pendleton (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Boys Next Door (Broadway) and leading roles at Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York Stage and Film and 11 seasons at the National Playwrights Conference.  His film credits include Che (directed by Steven Soderbergh), Acting for the Camera (2009 Sundance Festival), Four Single Fathers, also starring Alessandro Gassman, Disclosure, Deep Impact, Wedding Bell Blues, Strange Days (directed by Katherine Bigelow) and Indictment (HBO).  Urla was a series regular on “Delta” and “H.E.L.P.” as well as recurring roles on “Seinfeld” and “The Wire.”  Other television credits include “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”  He is the recipient of a Theatre World Award and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Mark Schneider (Director) was the associate director on Matthew Warchus’ Tony Award-winning revival of Boeing-Boeing and directed its 2008 UK tour.  He was also the associate director for Warchus’ Tony Award-winning revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests. Since 2003, Schneider has worked extensively with director Doug Hughes.  Memorable collaborations include John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning, Doubt, the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius, the Tony-nominated revival of Inherit The Wind starring Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy and A Touch of the Poet starring Gabriel Byrne.  Other New York associate directing credits include Conor McPherson's The Seafarer, directed by McPherson, Jason Robert Brown’s teen musical, 13 and a new musical, Departure Lounge, directed by Christopher Gattelli.  Regionally, Schneider has assisted directors Michael Kahn, Edwin Sherin and Blanka Zizka, among others. He has held administrative posts at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY and Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater, and currently serves as a resident director of Billy Elliot on Broadway.
Matthew Warchus (Original Director) graduated from Bristol University with a First Class honours degree in Music and Drama.  He immediately began a very busy career as a director, which has to date encompassed over fifty major productions (thirty award-winning), including five operas and one feature film.  He has directed award-winning productions for all the major British companies (including a debut with the Royal Shakespeare Company as the youngest director ever on the Stratford main stage) as well as five Broadway plays and one Broadway musical.  He was Associate Director at the new West Yorkshire Playhouse for the first three years of his career and is currently an Associate Director of The Old Vic Theatre.  He is the original director of the phenomenally successful play, Art.  Productions include: Sejanus: His Fall, The Suicide (Time Out Award), Coriolanus, “Master Harold”…and the Boys, Life is a Dream (TMA Award), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Fiddler on the Roof (TMA Award), The Plough and the Stars, Death of a Salesman (TMA Award) with Ken Stott and Jude Law, Betrayal and two acclaimed productions of Peter Pan (TMA Awards).  In the West End: Much Ado About Nothing (Most Promising Newcomer Award) with Mark Rylance and Janet McTeer, The Unexpected Man with Michael Gambon and Eileen Atkins (five Olivier nominations), Life x 3 (Evening Standard and Olivier Award nominations), the new musical Our House (Olivier Award for Best Musical 2003), Endgame (Olivier nomination) with Michael Gambon and Lee Evans, The Lord of the Rings (Olivier nomination) at Drury Lane, a new version of the 1960s French hit Boeing-Boeing (Olivier nomination) with Mark Rylance, Speed-the-Plow at the Old Vic with Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza (Olivier Award, Comedy) with Ralph Fiennes, Janet McTeer, Ken Stott and Tamsin Grieg, and The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic.  For the Donmar Warehouse, the English premiere of The Life of Stuff, and True West with Mark Rylance.  For Chichester festival Theatre: I Am Shakespeare by Mark Rylance.  For the National Theatre: Volpone with Michael Gambon and Simon Russel Beale (Evening Standard Director Award), Life x 3 (three Olivier nominations) with Harriet Walter, Mark Rylance and Imelda Staunton, and Buried Child with M. Emmett Walsh and Lauren Ambrose.  For the Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry V with Iain Glen (Evening Standard Best Director Award, Olivier nomination), Ben Johnson’s The Devil is an Ass with Damien Lewis, The Unexpected Man, Hamlet with Alex Jennings (Olivier and Evening Standard nominations) which also toured to New York (BAM) and Washington D.C. (Kennedy Center) and an ‘American’ version of The Winter’s Tale at the Roundhouse in London and in Stratford on Avon.  On Broadway: The Tony Award-winning productions of Art (winner Tony Award, Play, Tony Award nomination, Director) and True West with Philip Seymour Hoffmann and John C. Reilly (Tony Award nomination, Director), Life x 3 with Helen Hunt and John Turturro, the Roundabout production of Steven Sondheim’s Follies, and most recently God of Carnage (Tony Award, Play, and Tony Award, Director) and The Norman Conquests (Tony Award, Revival).  Off Broadway: The Unexpected Man at the Promenade with Eileen Atkins and Alan Bates (Drama Desk, Director nomination).  His operas, for Opera North, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Royal Opera House and Tel Aviv Opera include: Trolius and Cressida, The Rake’s Progress, Falstaff (still in the repertoire after many revivals), and an acclaimed Cosi fan tutte.  He directed, co-wrote and co-produced the feature film adaptation of Sam Shepard’s play Simpatico, starring Albert Finney, Catherine Keener, Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte and Sharon Stone.