TACT co-artistic director Jenn Thompson (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, The Memorandum, The Late Christopher Bean) directs the first New York City revival of Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about brothers who are dropped off at their immigrant grandmother's home to witness the tension between Grandma and their yearning Aunt Bella (played by Finnerty Steeves, of Broadway's recent Brighton Beach Memoirs, Off-Broadway's Almost Maine). The 1991 play also won Simon the Tony Award for Best Play.
TACT is "dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit."
In addition to TACT co-artistic director and company member Harris ("Mad About You," Bedroom Farce, The Cocktail Party), The Lost in Yonkers cast includes guest artists Alec Beard (Broadway's Tartuffe), Dominic Comperatore (Broadway's A View From the Bridge), Stephanie Cozart (Portland Stage's recent The Syringa Tree), Matthew Gumley (Broadway's Elf, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) and Russell Posner (New York stage debut).
The creative team includes John McDermott (sets), David Toser (costumes), Martin E. Vreeland (lights), Toby Algya (sound) and Lauren Madden (properties). Jack Gianino is production stage manager.
The original production of Lost in Yonkers played 780 performances at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. Gene Saks directed Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl and Kevin Spacey (all of them won Tony Awards for their performances). Simon wrote the later screenplay for the 1993 film directed by Martha Coolidge, starring Richard Dreyfus with Worth and Ruehl repeating their roles. Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre is at 410 W. 42nd Street between 9th & 10th Avenues. Performances will continue through April 14 on the following schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM.
Tickets are $20-$56.25 and will be available through TeleCharge.com or at (212) 239-6200.