Broadway's Swoosie Kurtz Plays Matriarch to Anne Heche for WB "True" Pilot

News   Broadway's Swoosie Kurtz Plays Matriarch to Anne Heche for WB "True" Pilot
Broadway veteran Swoosie Kurtz will join recent Broadway newcomer Anne Heche in the pilot for a WB comedy "True," according to TV
Swoosie Kurtz
Swoosie Kurtz

Kurtz (Frozen) will play the mother of Heche (Twentieth Century) who portrays a pregnant woman whose boyfriend breaks up with her, causing her to move back in with her parents and reassess her life. Kurtz earned a Tony Award nomination for her last appearance on Broadway in Frozen. Other stage credits include Imaginary Friends, Love Letters, A History of the American Film, Tartuffe, Ah, Wilderness! and The House of Blue Leaves, Fifth of July — earning Tony Awards for the latter two. The actress, who recently guest starred on "Huff," is also known for her film roles in "The World According to Garp," "Against All Odds," "Dangerous Liaisons" and on television's "Sisters."

Heche, who made her Broadway debut in Proof, earned a Tony Award nomination for her second Broadway turn in the Roundabout Theatre Company's staging of the new Ken Ludwig adaptation of the Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur play Twentieth Century. The actress, who enjoyed a guest star arc on the WB's "Everwood," is also known for such film as "Six Days Seven Nights," "Wag the Dog" and "Donnie Brasco."

"True" is executive produced and written by Kari Lizer (co-executive producer of "Will & Grace"). The writer is also at work on another projects in development, "Old Christine," for CBS.

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