Tony-winner Gerald Gutierrez directs another Tony-winner, Jane Alexander, in the Broadway premiere of Joanna Murray's drama, Honour, which started previews April 2 and opens April 26 at the Belasco Theatre.
Marking her return to the stage after four years as chairperson of the embattled National Endowment for the Arts, Alexander plays a poet who stands at a crossroads at the end of her 32-year marriage.
Alexander was playing the lead on Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig when she was tapped by President Bill Clinton to head the National Endowment for the Arts, which she did for four years until late 1997. Her previous stage roles include The Visit and 6 Rms Riv Vu.
Gutierrez helmed recent Broadway revivals of The Heiress and Once Upon A Mattress.
Tickets are now on sale at (212) 239-6200. Robert Foxworth (Ivanov) and Laura Linney (Hedda Gabler and The Seagull on Broadway; The Seagull, The Hamptons, 1990 Off-Off-Broadway) have also joined the cast. Designing the show will be Derek McLane (sets) and Jane Greenwood (costumes).