A.R. Gurney's Ancestral Voices, which temporarily shut down at Lincoln Center Theater on Dec. 20 after running all fall, begins again at the Mitzi E. Newhouse on Feb. 6, with a new cast headed by Irene Worth.
Also in the line-up for this incarnation of the play are David Aaron Baker, Maureen Anderman, James Rebhorn ("The Talented Mr. Ripley") and Fritz Weaver (Ring Round the Moon).
Voices plays at the Newhouse Theatre on Sunday and Monday evenings -- The Time of the Cuckoo's dark nights. In Voices, five actors sit on stage and read the script (making it easy for changing casts) about a family whose lives are turned inside out when young Eddie's grandmother unexpectedly divorces his grandfather to marry the grandfather's best friend.
Feb. 6 will mark three-time-Tony-winner Worth's first appearance on stage since she was forced to bow out of last spring's LCT's Broadway production of Ring Round the Moon for health reasons. Marion Seldes stepped into Worth's part and, though it was said Worth would eventually join the production, she never did.
* Past casts of Voices have included Penny Fuller, George Grizzard, Brian D'arcy James, Faith Prince, John Shea, Edward Herrmann, Blythe Danner, Philip Bosco, Mason Adams, Frank Converse, Mariette Hartley, Robert Sean Leonard, Anne Pitoniak and Elizabeth Wilson. The returning Baker appeared in the original cast of the play.. Tickets are $45. For information, call Tele Charge at (212) 239-6200.
--By Robert Simonson