STAGE TUBE: Cast Interviews and a Behind the Scenes Look at THE MIRACLE WORKER
Be the first to get a special behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the new Broadway production of THE MIRACLER WORKER before performances begin Friday, February 12 at Circle in the Square Theatre.
Watch the video featuring interviews with the stars and director and get a bird's eye view into the New York press rehearsal below!
The 50th Anniversary production and first Broadway revival of William Gibson's Tony Award® winning play THE MIRACLE WORKER, directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined) will star Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, iconic roles made famous by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke in the Tony Award® winning play and landmark feature film adaptation.
THE MIRACLE WORKER will also feature Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® nominee Matthew Modine ("And the Band Played On," Short Cuts), Jennifer Morrison (Fox series "House M.D.," the film Star Trek), Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman), Tobias Segal, Daniel Orsekes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz.
THE MIRACLE WORKER will be staged in the round for the first time at Circle in the Square Theatre. Previews begin Friday, February 12, 2010 toward an official opening on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
Set in the South in the 1880s, THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the story of real-life blind and deaf Medal of Freedom winner Helen Keller, who suddenly lost her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months, and the extraordinary teacher who taught her to communicate with the world, Annie Sullivan.
Young film star Abigail Breslin will make her Broadway debut in the role of Helen Keller. She made her breakthrough feature film appearance as Mel Gibson's leading lady at the tender age of five in M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 film Signs, and received an Academy Award® nomination for her critically-acclaimed title role performance in the runaway hit comedy Little Miss Sunshine.
Alison Pill returns to the stage following starring on Broadway in Mauritius and in the Off-Broadway hits reasons to be pretty and Blackbird, for which she received Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations. She was nominated for a Tony Award® for her Broadway debut in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. She recently appeared in the hit feature film Milk opposite Sean Penn and the acclaimed HBO series "In Treatment."
Director Kate Whoriskey most recently staged the acclaimed and much-extended world premiere of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winning play Ruined at the Goodman Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Club and Inked Baby at Playwrights Horizons. Theater credits include regional productions of Heartbreak House, The Rose Tattoo, Antigone and Intimate Apparel, as well as Off-Broadway's Fabulation. Whoriskey was recently named artistic director of Seattle's Intiman Theatre.
A veteran of over 50 feature films Matthew Modine will make his Broadway debut in The Miracle Worker. He starred in Birdy, Married to the Mob, Vision Quest, Full Metal Jacket, Orphans, Pacific Heights and On Any Given Sunday. He earned Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® nominations for his performance in HBO's critically acclaimed and Emmy Award® winning drama "And the Band Played On." On stage he starred in the critically acclaimed Hartford Stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird and in the world premiere of Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas at the Geffen Playhouse, a satire about the film industry.
Jennifer Morrison will make her Broadway debut in The Miracle Worker. She is best known for her role as "Dr. Allison Cameron" on the critically acclaimed television series "House M.D." She recently appeared in the feature film Star Trek as "Captain James Kirk's" mother "Winona." Following making her film debut opposite Richard Gere and Sharon Stone in Intersection she has appeared in the feature films Stir of Echoes, Grind, Surviving Christmas and Mr. & Mrs. SmitH. Morrison studied with the celebrated Steppenwolf Theatre Company and earned a theater degree from Loyola University.
Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz returns to Broadway for the first time since starring in the 2002 Tony Award® nominated production of Morning's at Seven for which she was nominated for Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She is best known for her Tony Award® winning performance as "Linda Loman" in the 1999 production of Death of a Salesman.
THE MIRACLE WORKER is produced by David Richenthal; Eric Falkenstein; Randall L. Wreghitt; Barbara & Buddy Freitag / Dan Frishwasser; Joseph J. Grano, Jr.; Cheryl Lachowicz; Martha Falkenberg; Mallory Factor and Lynn Shaw in association with Connie Kristan; David & Sheila Lehrer and Jamie deRoy / Remmel Dickinson.
THE MIRACLE WORKER originally opened at The Playhouse Theatre on October 19, 1959 and was awarded the 1960 Tony Award® for Best Play in addition to garnering leading lady Anne Bancroft a Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Play for the role of Annie Sullivan and a Theatre World Award for newcomer Patty Duke for her portrayal of Helen Keller. Both actresses received Academy Awards® for their work in the feature film adaptation.
THE MIRACLE WORKER tickets are $117.00 (including $2.00 facility charge) and are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, visiting www.telecharge.com or in person at Circle in the Square Theatre box office at 235 West 50 Street. Group sales tickets may be purchased by calling 212-239-6262 / 800-432-7780.
THE MIRACLE WORKER will play: Previews from Friday, February 12 - Saturday, February 27, 2010:
Monday - Saturday evenings at 8p, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2p. No performances Sunday. Week of March 1, 2010: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 8p. Sunday evening at 7p. Opening night curtain Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30p. No performance Thursday, March 4. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2p. Beginning week of March 8, 2010: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7p,Friday and Saturday at 8p, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2p. Sunday matinees at 3p.
For more information visit www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com