The New Group has confirmed earlier press reports that Farmiga would be joining the previously announced Oscar nominees Ed Harris ("Apollo 13," "The Truman Show") and Amy Madigan ("Twice in a Lifetime"). The production, slated for February 2016, is set to be helmed by the company's artistic director, Scott Elliott.
Buried Child launched Shepard to international fame following its critically acclaimed debut in 1978, and moved him beyond the Off-Broadway and regional world where he had been produced since the 1960s. Last seen on Broadway in 1996, Buried Child follows Vince, who returns to his idyllic childhood farm with his girlfriend, only to discover emotionally and physically crippled family members and a host of secrets. The Broadway revival was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Play.
"As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This wildly poetic and cuttingly funny take on the American family drama gleefully pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes," states the New Group.
Shepard's Fool for Love is currently being revived on Broadway.
Farmiga's TV credits also include ABC's "Wicked City," which will premiere on Oct. 27; she is currently starring in the film "Six Years," alongside Ben Rosenfeld. Performances will take place at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd St., New York. Visit TheNewGroup for more information.