Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Jean Stapleton will portray former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in Eleanor: Her Secret Journey at the Coconut Grove Playhouse. Previews for the limited engagement begin Jan. 4, 2000. Opening night is Jan. 7 and the show runs through Jan. 30. Popular with stage and television audiences alike, Stapleton created the classic role of Edith Bunker on television's "All in the Family." In Eleanor, the actress revisits the stage role she established in the world premiere of Rhoda Lerman's play in February of 1998 at the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center in Nyack, NY.
Described as a revealing portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt's challenges and triumphs, the Coconut Grove production will play on the company's Adams mainstage.
Several discounted tickets are available, but full price adult tickets range from $30 for previews to $40 for Friday and Saturday night performances. For tickets call Ticketmaster, or the Coconut Grove Playhouse box office at (305) 442-4000. For additional information visit cgplayhouse.com.
-- By Murdoch McBride