The Manhattan Class Company, which had planned to stage Brian Murray and Anto Howard's SKIPwith in March, has canceled the play for the season. The reason, in part, is that Murray—who was to star in MCC's production of SKIPwith—is looking at an ongoing successful run starring alongside Marion Seldes in Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby at the Century Center for the Performing Arts
Brian Murray is familiar to audiences. His credits include Entertaining Mr. Sloan, Racing Demon, Travels With My Aunt (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards) and a Tony nomination for playing Rosencranz in Rosencranz and Guildenstern Are Dead. His other Broadway credits include A Small Family Business, Noises Off (Drama Desk Award), Black Comedy, Da Sleuth, All in Good Time, and Peter Brook's Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear. He was most recently seen on Broadway in Uncle Vanya.
Separately, MCC confirms that performances begin April 25 for its replacement third production of the season, Angus MacLachlan's Dead Eye Boy starring Lili Taylor. The show was originally scheduled to run at MCC Jan. 18-Feb. 20.
As reported, Taylor last appeared on the New York stage in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Three Sisters, directed by Scott Elliott. She played the youngest of the sisters, Irina. Her other credits include Richard Foreman's What Did He See?. On film, she has been seen in "High Fidelity," "Say Anything," "Mystic Pizza" and "Dogfight."
—By Murdoch McBride