Bonnie Franklin, star of the sitcom "One Day at a Time" will co-star in hit Off-Broadway play Grace and Glorie for the final three weeks of the production's run prior to embarking on a national tour. Franklin will play opposite co-star Estelle Parsons at the Laura Pels Theatre from November 5 to the show's closing on November 24. She succeeds Lucie Arnaz into the production, which opened July 16 to warm reviews. Arnaz has already left the production, and her role is being played by understudy Jurian Hughes. The comedy/drama, written by Tom Ziegler and directed by Gloria Muzio, is the story of a high-powered young New York career woman (played by Franklin), who takes on the task of "saving" an elderly woman from predatory land developers and bankers.
Besides co-starring the original production of Applause (for which she received a Tony nomination and Outer Critics Circle Award), Franklin's stage credits include Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Dames at Sea, and Your Own Thing Off-Broadway.
The Grace and Glorie tour will star Parsons and Franklin, but currently no cities or dates have been announced.
Tickets for the Off-Broadway production can be purchased by calling 212-869-8400.
-- By Andrew Ku