Broadway Inherits Foote's Dividing the Estate Oct. 23

News   Broadway Inherits Foote's Dividing the Estate Oct. 23 Following an acclaimed Off-Broadway run, the Lincoln Center Theater production of Horton Foote's family drama Dividing the Estate, starring Elizabeth Ashley, Gerald McRaney and Penny Fuller, begins performances at Broadway's Booth Theatre Oct. 23.
Gerald McRaney in the Off-Broadway run of Dividing the Estate.
Gerald McRaney in the Off-Broadway run of Dividing the Estate. Photo by James Leynse

Michael Wilson directs the work from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote, which officially opens Nov. 20 and will play a limited run through Jan. 4, 2009.

A co-production with Primary Stages, the Broadway transfer reunites the 2007 Off-Broadway cast, including Elizabeth Ashley, Arthur French, Hallie Foote, Penny Fuller and Gerald McRaney, as well as Devon Abner, Pat Bowie, James DeMarse, Virginia Kull, Maggie Lacey, Nicole Lowrance, Jenny Dare Paulin and Keiana Richard.

Described as "a human comedy about a family that must confront its past as it prepares for its future," the Off-Broadway engagement of Dividing the Estate garnered a 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and an Obie for Playwriting for Foote.

Dividing the Estate features sets by Jeff Cowie, costumes by David C. Woolard, lighting by Rui Rita and original music and sound by John Gromada.

A Pulitzer Prize winner for The Young Man from Atlanta, Foote reunites with Lincoln Center and director Michael Wilson, following the staging of The Carpetbagger's Children at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in 2002. His other works include The Trip to Bountiful, The Traveling Lady, The Chase, The Last of the Thortons and Talking Pictures, among others.

Tickets are available by phoning (212) 239-6200 or by visiting LCT.org.

The Booth Theatre is located at 222 West 45th Street in Manhattan.

Penny Fuller, Hallie Foote and Elizabeth Ashley
Penny Fuller, Hallie Foote and Elizabeth Ashley Photo by James Leynse