Confirmed: Leigh Joins Cast of HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES Revival with Stiller, Falco; Opens at Walter Kerr 4/4
Jennifer Jason Leigh will join previously announced stars Ben Stiller and Edie Falco in the Broadway revival of John Guare's THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, directed by David Cromer. The production, produced by Scott Rudin, will officially open at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on Monday, April 25, 2011. Previews begin Monday, April 4, 2011.Ben Stiller made his Broadway and professional debut as Ronnie Shaughnessy in the 1986 Tony-winning production of The House of Blue Leaves. Now, 25 years later, he makes his first return to Broadway, in the same play and this time in the role of Artie Shaughnessy. Edie Falco, who previously appeared on Broadway in Side Man, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, & 'night, Mother, will play Artie's wife Bananas Shaughnessy. Jennifer Jason Leigh, who made her Broadway debut in Cabaret and also appeared in Proof, will play Artie's mistress Bunny Flingus. Visionary director David Cromer is responsible for the critically acclaimed and award-winning reimagining of Our Town, the musical adaptation of The Adding Machine and Orson's Shadow. The remainder of the cast will be announced soon.
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