Tony-winning actress Carole Shelley will assume the role of Boo Levy in Alfred Uhry's Tony-winning Best Play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre. Dana Ivey (Driving Miss Daisy, Sex And Longing) left her Ballyhoo role Aug. 24.
Nixon recently starred in As Bees In Honey Drown (before the play began its commercial run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre) and on Broadway in Hurly Burly, The Heidi Chronicles and The Real Thing.
Williams is best known for playing Steve Martin's daughter in the movie, Father Of The Bride. She also appeared in the TV version of Neil Simon's Jake's Women. Ballyhoo marks her Broadway debut.
Shelley, who just recent returned from the Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA) where she did their revival of Jon Robin Baitz's The Film Society with Cherry Jones and directed by Roger Rees, won a 1979 Best Actress Tony for The Elephant Man. Of course, Shelley was featured as one of the original Pigeon sisters on Broadway in Neil Simon's classic The Odd Couple, a role she repeated in the film adaptation. The Last Night Of Ballyhoo plays at the Helen Hayes Theatre on West 44th St. For tickets call (212) 307-4100.