Cronyn will portray artist Georgia O'Keeffe in the world premiere written and directed by Joan Tewkesbury. Retrospective will run Jan. 20-Feb. 7, 2009, at Manhattan Theatre Source.
Press notes for Retrospective state, "It's 3 AM. Georgia O'Keeffe has been invited to write an essay for her late husband, Alfred Stieglitz, on the occasion of his 1978 Retrospective at the Met. During her wee hour review of erotic photographs Stieglitz took of her when they met, Stieglitz shows up. Fact, fiction, intimacy, ambition, and the unfinished business of husband and wife collide. Two artists vying for relevance and control rediscover the fine line between love and hate."
Additional casting and creative duties for Retrospective will be announced shortly.
Cronyn, the daughter of veteran stage and screen actors Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, made her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the original Broadway production of Cabaret. Her stage appearances also include Antigone, An Enemy of the People, The Playboy of the Western World, Private Lives and Return of the Prodigal.
Tickets, priced $18, are available by visiting Theatresource. Manhattan Theatre Source is located at 177 MacDougal Street in Manhattan.