Nohilly's Blood from a Stone — about a troubled working-class family — will kick off the season Dec. 13 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. The starry cast will include Ethan Hawke, Natasha Lyonne, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Becky Ann Baker, Thomas Guiry and Gordon Clapp. Scott Elliott, artistic director of the New Group, will helm the production. Performances are scheduled to continue through Feb. 19, 2011. The season will continue March 3 with a revival of Shawn's marital strife play Marie and Bruce. The 1979 work will co-star Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei and Frank Whaley. Artistic director Elliott will also direct this production, which will run through April 23, 2011. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The New Group season will conclude with Kaufman's One-Arm, which is based on an unproduced Tennessee Williams screenplay and classic short story. The staging is a co-production with Kaufman's Tectonic Theatre Company. Kaufman will also direct the play, which is scheduled for a May 5-June 25 run. Casting is to be announced.
All productions will play at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). For more information visit www.thenewgroup.org.