The Broadway premiere of Scott McPherson’s Marvin’s Room begins performances June 8 at the American Airlines Theatre with direction by Obie winner Anne Kauffman. Leading the cast of the Roundabout Theatre Company production are Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston.
Marvin’s Room will officially open June 29 and is scheduled to play through August 27.
Rounding out the cast are Jack DiFalco (Yen), Carman Lacivita (Sense & Sensibility), Nedra McClyde (Jessica Jones), Luca Padovan (School of Rock), and Triney Sandoval (Macbeth).
In McPherson’s comedic drama, two sisters are reunited when one is diagnosed with leukemia. After learning of her illness, Bessie (Taylor) attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister Lee (Garofalo). Watson plays their mother.
Flip through photos and watch a video of the cast meeting the press below:
Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and the Cast of Marvin’s Room Meet the Press
Marvin’s Room was developed and produced at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in 1990 and later in New York. The film adaptation starred Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep as Bessie and Lee, respectively, along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. McPherson died of complications from AIDS in 1992, and the film was released five years later.
“Exploring an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion and a dose of wonderfully absurd humor, Marvin’s Room is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally,” state Roundabout production notes.
Visit RoundaboutTheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300 for more information. The American Airlines Theatre is located at 227 West 42nd Street, New York.