Broadway-Bound THE COUNTRY HOUSE, Starring Blythe Danner, Ends LA Run
The Country House began previews June 3, in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, and officially opened June 11. The play, a new comedy about a deeply dramatic family, was written by Donald Margulies and was his sixth Geffen Production, including Dinner With Friends, Coney Island Christmas, Times Stands Still, and Sight Unseen. The Country House closes today.
The Country House was a co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club, which will present the Broadway run of the production this fall (Previews begin September 9 for an October 2 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre). Tony and Emmy winner Blythe Danner, who starred in the LA run, will reprise her role in the Broadway production.
Inspired by Chekhov's pastoral comedies, this witty and compelling new play provides a piercing look at a family of performers coming to terms with the roles they play in each other's lives. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Time Stands Still, Good People) directs.
Blythe Danner was joined by Scott Foley (Scandal, The Unit, Felicity), Eric Lange (The Bridge, Weeds), David Rasche (Speed-The-Plow Broadway, Lunch Hour), Emily Swallow (The Mentalist, Manhattan Theatre Club's Romantic Poetry), and Sarah Steele (off-Broadway: Slowgirl, The Netflix Plays). Casting for the Broadway production will be announced shortly.
For more information on the Broadway production, click here.