The Public Theater productions of the Bob Dylan and Conor McPherson musical Girl From the North Country and the Glenn Close-led Mother of the Maid will both play longer runs than initially announced.
Previously scheduled through November 4, Girl From the North Country will now play through November 18. The show, which will begin previews September 11, recently found its cast for the North American premiere. Among the cast will be actor and composer Todd Almond (Iowa) as Elias Burke; Chicago Hamilton star Samantha Marie Ware, who currently stars in This Ain't No Disco Off-Broadway, as Marianne Laine; Tony nominee Mare Winningham (Casa Valentina) as Elizabeth Laine; Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Finding Neverland, Hand to God) as Mr. Burke; Hamilton's Sydney James Harcourt as Joe Scott; and Dear Evan Hansen's Colton Ryan as Gene Laine. Read more here.
Also scheduled to begin in September: Close will return to the Public Theater in a new play by Emmy winner Jane Anderson (Looking for Normal, Olive Kitteridge). Previously scheduled through November 18, Mother of The Maid will now continue through December 2.
The play tells the story of Joan of Arc’s mother (Close), a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she faces the challenges of raising an exceptional daughter. Emmy nominee Matthew Penn will direct the New York premiere, which will begin September 25.
For more information on the upcoming season, visit PublicTheater.org.