Bobbi Boland Sets Broadway Opening for Nov. 24; Farrah Fawcett Confirmed

News   Bobbi Boland Sets Broadway Opening for Nov. 24; Farrah Fawcett Confirmed The new comedy by Nancy Hasty, Bobbi Boland, will have its Broadway opening on Nov. 24, it has been announced. Previews begin at the Cort Theatre on Oct. 31.
Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett, for weeks mentioned for the play's title role, has been confirmed as the star of the show. No other casting has been solidified. David Esbjornson will direct the play. Bobbi Boland had a run Off-Broadway at the ArcLight Theatre in spring 2001. The show opened March 1 after previews started Feb. 15. Evan Bergman directed. Rose McGuire was cast in the lead, but was replaced in previews by playwright Hasty. Also in the cast were Rose McGuire, Gregg Henry, Holiday Segal, Byron Loyd, David Little and Tanya Clarke.

The play is set in Florida in the late 1960s and demonstrates how far a former beauty queen will go to protect her realm. The character Bobbi has built a life that could be compared to a shrine, symbolized by the glass cabinet in her living room that houses her 1947 crown. Boland's formal world is tossed into chaos with the arrival of a young, beautiful woman.

The new staging is being produced by Deep End Productions.

Farrah Fawcett was a 1970s bombshell blonde in TV's "Charlie's Angels" but also impressed critics with her work in the TV movie, "The Burning Bed," and the film version of the play Extremities.