On Dec. 20, after putting Grover's Corners to bed at the Barrow Street Playhouse, Jason Butler Harner turned over the keys of Our Town to the production's director and original Stage Manager, David Cromer, who will begin a two-week stint in the role Dec. 22 and then pass it along to Stephen Kunken on Jan. 5.
Harner is off to London to make his debut there in a Donmar Warehouse revival of Lanford Wilson's 1970 domestic drama, Serenading Louie. He will co-star with three young Brits who round off the two-couple donnybrook: Charlotte Emmerson, Jason O'Mara and Geraldine Somerville. The director is Simon Curtis.
Coast of Utopia marked Harner's Broadway debut. He was Tom to Sally Field's Amanda Wingfield in the Kennedy Center production of The Glass Menagerie and co-starred with Annette Bening in The Cherry Orchard at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum. Off-Broadway, he scored high marks in The Paris Letter and Orange Flower Water.
— Harry Haun