Spacey's A Moon for the Misbegotten Hits Broadway in March
O'Neill's only love story, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN tells the shattering story of Josie Hogan (Best), a towering woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation who lives in a dilapidated Connecticut farmhouse with her conniving father, Phil (Meaney). During one long moonlit night fueled by drink and lust, Josie's softer side is exposed through her feelings for Hogan's landlord Jim Tyrone (Spacey), and two implacable souls reveal to each other the grief, longing and unrequited love they've hidden from the world.
Olivier Award winning director Howard Davies originally mounted this production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN at The Old Vic last fall. He last teamed with Spacey on the 1999 Broadway smash, The Iceman Cometh.
This production, the sensation of last fall's London season, played a limited 112 performance engagement at The Old Vic from September 15 to December 23, 2006 and set a record as the highest grossing show in the theatre's history. The Broadway production marks lead producer Elliot Martin's 3rd production of the play here, including his Tony winning 1973 production starring Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards that established the play's reputation as a masterpiece in the O'Neill canon.
The award-winning design team for A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN includes scenic design by Bob Crowley, costumes by Lynette Mauro, lighting by Mark Henderson, original music by Dominic Muldowney, sound design by Christopher Shutt and sound system design by T. Richard Fitzgerald & Carl Casella.