Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin will stage the Tony Award-winning comedy to play Nov. 4-Dec. 4 at the Boston University Theatre.
“Hello Boston... I send lots of love and deep regret that I won't be able to be a part of The Sisters Rosensweig. I can’t tell you how sad I am to miss my favorite city and my favorite theatre company. When the Huntington invites me back, I will come running…promise! Meanwhile, here's to a fabulous season. With love, Andrea," penned the expected actress (who dropped out "due to a conflicting professional commitment") in a statement released by the company.
The cast will now feature Maureen Anderman (The Waverly Gallery), Mimi Lieber (The Heidi Chronicles) and Deborah Offner ("Six Feet Under") as the trio of title characters Sara, Pfeni and Gorgeous, respectively. Also appearing in the show will be Amelia Alvarez (Sonia Flew), T. Scott Cunningham (Love! Valour! Compassion! ), Jeremiah Kissel (Sonia Flew), James McMenamin () and Richard Snee (Jackie! An American Life).
The Sisters Rosensweig spans the course of one weekend in London where three Jewish-American Brooklynite sisters reunite to celebrate the 54th birthday of the eldest. Amid a party, the trio dish on former loves and share secrets. The work earned Madeline Kahn a Tony Award in 1993 for her turn in the cast which featured Jane Alexander and Christine Estabrook as the other sisters.
The design team features David Korins (set), Robert Morgan (costumes), Rui Rita (lighting) and Drew Levy (sound). The world premiere of Stephen Belber's Carol Mulroney currently plays in the new Huntington season (through Nov. 20) which continues with Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Jan. 6-Feb. 5, 2006), Mat Smart's The Hopper Collection (March 3-April 2, 2006), Marc Wolf's The Road Home: Re-Membering America (March 24-April 30, 2006) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (May 12-June 11, 2006).
Tickets to Carol Mulroney Huntington’s Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave. in Boston, MA are available by calling (617) 266-0800. For more information on the Huntington Theatre Company, visit www.huntingtontheatre.org.