Cast Complete for Broadway's Bobbi Boland; Now to Begin Previews Nov. 4

News   Cast Complete for Broadway's Bobbi Boland; Now to Begin Previews Nov. 4
The good news is that the Broadway-bound play Bobbi Boland has its full cast. The better news is that cast now has more time to rehearse.

The new comedy by Nancy Hasty was to have started previews on Oct. 31 for a Nov. 24 opening at the Cort Theatre. Previews will now begin on Nov. 4.

As previously announced, Farrah Fawcett will star as an insecure former beauty queen and Tom Wiggin will play her husband. Also in the cast are Tom Beckett, Leon Russom, Kelli Giddish and Janine Barris. Beckett was seen in Epic Proportions and The Father on Broadway. Russom's credits include A Talent for Murder and Oh! Calcutta!.

  David Esbjornson will direct the play.

Bobbi Boland had a run Off-Broadway at the ArcLight Theatre in spring 2001. The show opened March 1 after previews started Feb. 15. Evan Bergman directed. Rose McGuire was cast in the lead, but was replaced in previews by playwright Hasty. Also in the cast were Rose McGuire, Gregg Henry, Holiday Segal, Byron Loyd, David Little and Tanya Clarke.

The play is set in Florida in the late 1960s and demonstrates how far a former beauty queen will go to protect her realm. The character Bobbi has built a life that could be compared to a shrine, symbolized by the glass cabinet in her living room that houses her 1947 crown. Boland's formal world is tossed into chaos with the arrival of a young, beautiful woman. The new staging is being produced by Deep End Productions.

Farrah Fawcett was a 1970s bombshell blonde in TV's "Charlie's Angels" but also impressed critics with her work in the TV movie, "The Burning Bed," and the film version of the play Extremities.

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