Other star names confirmed for the 16-week run include Kristin Davis (“Sex and the City”); Danny Glover (“Lethal Weapon”) and Kate Mulgrew (“Star Trek Voyager”).
Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the verbatim piece is based on the authors’ 40 interviews with American prisoners who, after being condemned to death row for execution, were subsequently released when later found innocent.
The play was first performed in spring 2002 at Hollywood actor/director Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang Theatre in Los Angeles. Under Bob Balaban’s direction, the show built a starry list of cast members during the play’s 608 Off-Broadway performances.
The 90-minute drama won a Fringe First at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, where it received its U.K. premiere.
Stars drawn to the show, many of whom are expected to appear at Riverside, include Peter Boyle, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Dreyfuss, Mia Farrow, Peter Gallagher, Jeff Goldblum, Andrew McCarthy, Alanis Morisette, Rob Morrow, Bebe Neuwirth, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Kyra Sedgwick, Ally Sheedy, Brooke Shields, Kathleen Turner,Montel Williams and Debra Winger. The show is booking until June 11. For more information call (0)20 8237 111.