Michael Wilson-Helmed TALLEY'S FOLLY Set to Open at Laura Pels Theatre in March 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced a new production of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning play Talley's Folly, directed by Michael Wilson, will complete the 2012-2013 theatrical season.
The limited engagement will begin performances 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).
Talley's Folly is 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.
This production completes Roundabout Theatre Company's 2012-2013 season.
QUOTE FROM Todd Haimes: "I'm thrilled with how our 2012-13 season has come together. As the final piece to be announced, Talley's Folly is a perfect fit. This intimate revival from one of our great American Playwrights, Lanford Wilson, provides just the right counterpoint to the sprawling period romance of Cyrano, the ensembles of Inge's Picnic or Odets' The Big Knife and the unique musical style of Rupert Holmes' The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Joining Talley's Off-Broadway this season, we have new plays from the exciting young British writer Nick Payne and from homegrown playwright Steven Levenson, who was first produced through our Roundabout Underground program. It is very exciting to put together a season with such variety, that features talent both familiar and new, and consistently offers the audience the kind of enduring themes and stories that have come to define Roundabout."
In the Laura Pels THEATRE this season, Talley's Folly joins Nick Payne's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet which is currently in previews, directed by Michael Longhurst and featuring Annie Funke, Michelle Gomez, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brían F. O'Byrne. In the late spring following the limited run of Talley's Folly, Steven Levenson's The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, directed by Scott Ellis, will begin performances.
At STUDIO 54, Rupert Holmes' musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood will begin performances on October 19th, starring Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jim Norton & Chita Rivera, directed by Scott Ellis.
At the AMERICAN AIRLINES THEATRE beginning September 14th, Cyrano de Bergerac will begin performances on Broadway. Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, features a translation by Ranjit Bolt and stars Douglas Hodge,Clémence Poésy & Patrick Page, directed by Jamie Lloyd. Following that, Sam Gold's production of William Inge's Picnic will begin performances in January and then Doug Hughes' production of Clifford Odets' The Big Knife starring Bobby Cannavale will begin in the spring.