Second Stage will take a second look at Beth Henley's Pulitzer-winning Crimes of the Heart, beginning April 3. The Garry Hynes-directed revival will officially open on April 16 for a run through May 13.
The play stars Amy Ryan (Meg), Enid Graham (Lenny) and Mary Catherine Garrison (Babe) as sisters, with Julia Murney as Chick Boyle, their cousin. Missy Yager, who had been announced to play sister Babe, was recently replaced by Garrison. A production spokesman cited "artistic differences." Garrison made her Broadway debut last year in The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Ryan recently finished a run in the brutal Saved at Theatre for a New Audience. Graham's credits included Look Back in Anger at CSC and Turn of the Screw at Primary Stages. In the past year, Murney has performed in three high-profile Off Broadway musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club: The Wild Party, A Class Act and Time and Again.
Garry Hynes, Tony-winning director of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, has long been slated as director.
Henley's 1981 play about kooky Southern sisters has remained a staple of regional and community playhouses. More recent plays have included the short-lived Family Week last season, and Impossible Marriage, starring Holly Hunter and Lois Smith, at the Roundabout Theater Company. Other Henley works include The Wake of Jamey Foster (on Broadway in 1982) and The Miss Firecracker Contest. —By Robert Simonson