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Broadway play altered following marathon blasts

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm •  Published: April 18, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Richard Greenberg has edited parts of his new play "The Assembled Parties" following the bombings at the Boston Marathon to cut an unflattering reference to the city of Boston and rework a section about someone building a bomb.

The Manhattan Theatre Club said Thursday that the playwright volunteered to make the changes before the show opened Wednesday at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

The twin bombings Monday at the marathon site killed three people and wounded more than 180.

In the play, starring Jessica Hecht, Judith Light and Jeremy Shamos, Greenberg follows a Jewish family through two Christmas Day gatherings. The changes to the script all happen to Act 1, set in 1980.