As previously reported, Tony Award winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company, A Catered Affair) will helm the drama that explores the resilience of the human spirit. Wings will officially open Oct. 24 and run through Nov. 21.
Heller (Caroline, or Change; A Class Act) completes a cast that also features Teagle F. Bougere, Beth Dixon, January LaVoy, Anne L. Nathan and Michael Warner. As previously reported, Maxwell (The Royal Family, Coram Boy, Lend Me a Tenor) will star as stroke victim Emily Stilson.
Here's how Second Stage bills the work: "Arthur Kopit's 1978 Tony-nominated play, Wings, is a journey through the eye of Emily Stilson, a 1920s wingwalker who discovers her life's journey is a series of courageous adventures, proving that even when her mental self fails her, her daredevil spirit proves unflappable."
Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by phoning (212) 246-4422 or (800) 766-6048 or online at 2ST. Second Stage Theatre is located at 305 W. 43rd Street.