Martin (who won her Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for My Favorite Year) is currently starring in Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo at the Huntington Theatre in Boston.
Martin is known for the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and for playing a raft of roles on the TV comedy series, "SCTV." On Broadway, she played the no-nonsense Aunt Eller in the most recent revival of Oklahoma!
Mark Lamos will direct The Matchmaker, the beloved play about embracing life. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the play that would become the basis for the musical, Hello, Dolly!
The Ford's staging's creative team includes set designer Michael H.Yergan; costumes by Wade Laboissonniere, and lighting by Rui Rita
* Ford's Theatre Society is a not-for-profit corporation created to produce live entertainment on Ford's historic stage. Paul R. Tetreault is producing director.
"In tribute to President Abraham Lincoln's love of the performing arts, Ford's Theatre produces plays and musicals that underscore our country's multiculturalism and illuminate the eclectic character of American life," according to its mission. "In the 36 seasons since reopening its doors, Ford's has produced more than two dozen world premieres, including Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope."
For more information on Ford's Theatre, please call (202) 347-4833 or visit www.fordstheatre.org.