's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Picnic
returns to Broadway in a striking new production helmed by acclaimed director Sam Gold
(Roundabout's Look Back in Anger, Seminar). Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn
stars alongside theatre veterans Reed Birney
(The Dream of the Burning Boy) and Elizabeth Marvel
(Other Desert Cities), rising stars Maggie Grace
("Lost") and Sebastian Stan
("Gossip Girl"), Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham
(recently seen in Tribes), Madeleine Martin
(August: Osage County) and Ben Rappaport
(Hope Springs). Get a first look at the production photos below!
It's a balmy Labor Day in the American Heartland, and a group of women are preparing for a Picnic... but they'll have to lay a lot on the line before they can lay out the checkered cloths. When a handsome young drifter named Hal (Stan) arrives, his combination of uncouth manners and titillating charm sends the women reeling, especially the beautiful Madge (Grace). When Hal is forced out of town, Madge must decide whether their fleeting encounter is worth changing the course of her life.
PICNIC will run from December 14, 2012 to February 24, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through February 24, 2013.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Mare Winningham, Maggie Grace
Reed Birney, Elizabeth Marvel
Sebastian Stan, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Rappaport and Maggie Grace
Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan
Mare Winningham, Madeleine Martin and Maggie Grace
Ellen Burstyn, Ben Rappaport and Maggie Grace
Ben Rappaport, Maggie Grace, Elizabeth Marvel, Reed Birney, Madeleine Martin and Sebastian Stan