Reed Birney, Maggie Grace, Sebastian Stan and More Set for PICNIC on Broadway - Full Cast Announced!
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the full Broadway cast of PICNIC, starring Reed Birney as "Howard Bevans", Maggie Grace as "Madge Owens", Elizabeth Marvel as "Rosemary Sydney", Sebastian Stan as "Hal Carter", Mare Winningham as "Flo Owens" and Ellen Burstyn as "Helen Potts".
This production of PICNIC, by William Inge will be directed by Sam Gold. The cast will also feature Madeleine Martin (Millie Owens), Ben Rappaport (Alan Seymour), Cassie Beck (Christine Schoenwalde), Maddie Corman (Irma Kronkite), Chris Perfetti (Bomber). PICNIC will begin previews on December 14, 2012 and open officially on January 13, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42 nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through February 24, 2013.
The creative team includes Andrew Lieberman (Sets), David Zinn (Costumes), Jane Cox (Lights), Jill BC Du Boff (Sound), Chase Brock (Choreography).2 Sensual, passionate and delightfully funny, PICNIC is a timeless American classic about the line between restraint and desire. 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 premiered on Broadway in 1953 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Roundabout Theatre Company has a long history with William Inge having produced the last Broadway production of Picnic (1994), The Rainmaker (1999), Come Back, Little Sheba (1983), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1979). Sam Gold is a Resident Director at Roundabout Theatre Company where his recent work includes Look Back in Anger (2012) and Tigers Be Still (2010). Reed Birney returns to Roundabout following his award winning performances at Roundabout Underground in Tigers Be Still (2010) and The Dream of the Burning Boy (2011).
Elizabeth Marvel was featured in the Off-Broadway production of Misalliance in 1997. Madeleine Martin was last seen at Roundabout and the American Airlines Theatre in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (2003) and Chris Perfetti was in the cast of last season's award winning premiere of Sons of the Prophet (2011).
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