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Photos: 'Come Back, Little Sheba' MTC Press Rehearsal

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba held a press-rehearsal on Wednesday, December 5, in preparation for the Thursday, January 24 opening at MTC's Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Previews will begin Thursday, January 3 under the direction of two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Pressman ("Law & Order," To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday).

Joseph Adams (A View From The Bridge), Chad Hoeppner (Butley), Daniel Damon Joyce (Urban Cowboy), and Keith Randolph Smith (A Midsummer Night's Dream) join previously announced cast members: Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee Kevin Anderson (Death of a Salesman, Orphans), Lyle Kanouse (Big River), Zoe Kazan (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and Tony nominee S. Epatha Merkerson ("Lackawanna Blues," "Law & Order"), Brian J. Smith (Fabulous Life of Size Zero), Brenda Wehle (Pygmalion), and Matthew J. Williamson ("Boston Legal").

"Lola (Merkerson) is a faded beauty queen trapped in a lonely marriage to Doc (Anderson), a recovering alcoholic on the brink of relapse. When a pretty young woman (Kazan) becomes a boarder in their cluttered Midwest home, their lives are unsettled as unspoken passions rise to the surface. As the emptiness of their marriage is laid bare, can they find their way back to each other or will they be undone?  This new look at William Inge's great American story is an absorbing tale of lost hopes and unfulfilled promise, told with unflinching honesty and heartbreaking power," explain press notes.

The creative team for the production will include: James Noone (scenic design), Jennifer Von Mayrhauser (costume design), Jane Cox (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (sound design), Peter Golub (original music), J. David Brimmer (fight director), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

Tickets to Come Back, Little Sheba are available by calling at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at, and at the Biltmore Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue). Tickets range in price from $46.50-91.50.  Student rush tickets are available the day of the performance at the Biltmore Theatre box office for $26.50.

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