Danny Burstein and Sarah Paulson Set to Lead TALLEY'S FOLLY; Opens 3/5 at Laura Pels Theatre
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the cast for the new production of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning play Talley's Folly, directed by Michael Wilson. Talley's Folly will feature Danny Burstein as "Matt Friedman" and Sarah Paulson as "Sally Talley."
Performances begin on February 8, 2013 and open on March 5, 2013 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through April 28, 2013.
Talley's Folly is a funny and heart-warming play about finding love when you've nearly given up looking. At the end of World War II, Matt Friedman, a Jewish immigrant who has spent his life keeping others at a distance, returns to the small town where he first met Sally Talley. Nothing like her conservative Protestant family and neighbors, Sally is a nurse with deep misgivings about the country's future. After a lifetime of believing they'll never truly belong in the world around them, Matt has worked up the courage to ask Sally for her hand, and convince her that they do belong -- together.
Roundabout welcomes back Michael Wilson following his staging of Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore at the Laura Pels Theatre in 2011 and Old Acquaintance at the American Airlines Theatre in 2007. Danny Burstein was last seen on the Roundabout stage in the 1996 Tony Award® nominated revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company as "Paul" and Sarah Paulson last appeared at Roundabout in Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart as "Meg Magrath."
Talley's Folly premiered in 1979 off-Broadway at Circle Repertory Theatre and moved to Broadway in 1980. Lanford Wilson received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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