The Roundabout Theatre Company has plucked the McCarter Theatre Company's well-reviewed winter revival staging of Edward Albee's All Over and will transplant it for a run beginning in June at Off-Broadway's Gramercy Theatre.
A Roundabout spokesman said the Emily Mann-directed staging, starring Rosemary Harris, will be the final Roundabout show of the current 2001 2002 season. Exact dates have not been announced. Richard Greenberg's The Dazzle closes May 12 at the Gramercy, one of the Roundabout's handful of New York venues.
All Over — a unique domestic drama that opens with a sick man in bed, surrounded by those in his life, all in middle age or older — began previews Feb. 12 and closed March 3 at Princeton's McCarter Theatre. Everyone involved had previously said there was hope for a New York run of the production, which stars Harris, Michael Learned, Myra Carter, John Christopher Jones and John Carter, with William Biff McGuire and Pamela Nyberg.
Albee is hot in Manhattan in 2002: The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? is currently provoking audiences on Broadway, Occupant at Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre played briefly in February before star Anne Bancroft took ill, but the play will reopen in the coming weeks.
The original 1971 staging of All Over starred Jessica Tandy and Colleen Dewhurst under John Gielgud's direction. The current cast is steeped in the playwright's work. Harris, who last starred in Waiting in the Wings on Broadway, acted, alongside John Carter, in Albee's A Delicate Balance on Broadway in the 1996. Myra Carter gave the performance of a lifetime in Albee's Three Tall Women. — By Kenneth Jones
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