Anne Hathaway and Julie Taymor Team Up for Award-Winning Play About Pregnant Fighter Pilot at the Public

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Following speculation last week, the Public Theater has confirmed that Academy Award-winning "Les Misérables" star Anne Hathaway will perform George Brant's solo play Grounded, to be directed by Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, this spring Off-Broadway.

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The award-winning Grounded, in which Hathaway will play a top-gun fighter pilot, will run April 7-May 17 at the Public's Anspacher Theater. It will mark the star's return to Off-Broadway and the Public Theater stage since 2009.

"Anne Hathaway and Julie Taymor are amazing, unique artists, and we are honored to produce them at The Public Theater," said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis in a statement. "Grounded is a brilliant and important play, a meditation on the human and moral costs of our astonishing military technology. This promises to be an unforgettable theatrical event, and an important addition to our national conversation."

Brant's solo show won a Fringe First award at the Edingburgh Festival and had an extended run at London's Gate Theatre. It examines the life of a female fighter pilot in the Middle East whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Following the birth of her son, she finds it increasingly difficult to adjust to family life. The acclaimed play has and continues to tour internationally.

Grounded will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Will Pickens, projection design by Peter Nigrini, and original music and soundscapes by Elliot Goldenthal.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Feb. 12. Member tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling (212) 967 7555, online at publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater, located at 425 Lafayette Street.

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