Cynthia Nixon Is Mom in Parenting Play, Distracted, Opening March 4 in NYC

News   Cynthia Nixon Is Mom in Parenting Play, Distracted, Opening March 4 in NYC Distracted, Lisa Loomer's comic look at "parenting in the age of the Internet and Ritalin," starring Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon as an inquisitive mom, opens March 4 after previews since Feb. 7 at Off-Broadway's Laura Pels Theatre.
Distracted stars Cynthia Nixon and Matthew Gumley
Distracted stars Cynthia Nixon and Matthew Gumley Photo by Joan Marcus

Mark Brokaw directs the Roundabout Theatre Company production of the New York City premiere about a contemporary American mom who reaches out to teachers, psychotherapists and neighbors to figure out if Attention Deficit Disorder is the root of her son's problems. The limited engagement of Distracted was recently extended to May 10.

The company also includes Peter Benson, Shana Dowdeswell, Lisa Emery, Natalie Gold, Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell and Josh Stamberg.

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The design team includes Mark Wendland (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Jane Cox (lights), David Van Tieghem (original music and sound) and Tal Yarden (projections).

Nixon returns to Roundabout having last appeared in the 2001 production of The Women at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. She returns to the New York stage after her Tony-winning performance in the 2006 production of Rabbit Hole and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Brokaw returns to the Roundabout and the Laura Pels Theatre after directing the 2006 production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer and The Constant Wife at the American Airlines Theatre in 2004.

Distracted had its world premiere in March 2007 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Loomer's plays include Living Out; The Waiting Room; Expecting Isabel; Broken Hearts; Birds; Bocón!; Looking for Angels; Cuts; Maria!, Maria, Maria, Maria; and Accelerando.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, 111 W. 46th Street.

Cynthia Nixon, Peter Benson and Josh Stamberg
Cynthia Nixon, Peter Benson and Josh Stamberg
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