Getting and Spending, Michael J. Chepiga's play fresh from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA, will begin Broadway previews Oct. 6 toward an Oct. 25 opening at the Helen Hayes Theatre. (Previous dates of Oct. 1 and 15 have been changed.)
The cast of Spending, dubbed a "humorous play" about Wall Street, law and morality, includes Linda Purl and David Rasche under the direction of John Tillinger, who helmed the California staging in August. Purl plays a brilliant investment banker accused of insider trading who must turn to a shrewd trial lawyer (Rasche, new to the production) who is giving up on modern life to cloister himself in a monastery.
Though Karen Allen had originally been mentioned for the lead in Chepiga's play, Purl originated the role of banker Victoria Phillips in San Diego. Purl's stage credits include stints at Long Wharf, Williamstown, South Coast Rep and the Mark Taper Forum. Rasche (Speed the Plow, Edmond at OB's Atlantic Theatre) and Purl will share the Broadway stage with newcomers the cast Jack Gilpin and Deirdre Lovejoy, plus Old Globe originators MacIntyre Dixon (as Brother Thaddeus and Judge Keefe), Debra Mooney (as the lawyer's sister) and Derek Smith (as Brother Alfred).
Designers are James F. Noone (set), Michael Krass (costumes), Kevin Adams (lighting) and Jeff Ladman (sound). Producers are Martin Markinson, Elsa Haft, Allan M. Shore, Norma Langworthy and Sheilah Goldman.
Among Tillinger's recent credits are Broadway revivals of The Sunshine Boys and Inherit The Wind.
Getting and Spending can be considered something of a flip-side to Other People's Money. Here, a Wall-Street hotshot gives all her riches to the poor and homeless. The problem? She made her killing via illegal insider trading. To the rescue comes a nationally recognized attorney -- who's just on the verge of taking monastery vows.
Preview tickets are $35, $60 after opening.