Blackbird premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2005, then transferred to London in 2006 and won the Olivier Award for Best New Play, in a production directed by Peter Stein. In 2007 the drama got its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in a production starring Daniels and Allison Pill, directed by Joe Mantello.
The taut one-act play presents a complex picture of their relationship. She's now 27 and he is 56, and it's not clear whether she comes to get revenge, accuse him anew, or to rebuild a more adult connection with him.
Two-time Tony Award winner Mantello will also direct the Broadway production, which is scheduled to begin previews Feb. 5, 2016, and open March 10. The 18-week limited engagement is scheduled to conclude June 12.
The play has been staged around the world, including South Africa, Australia, Italy and Canada.
This will mark Daniels' sixth Broadway appearance. He was nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for his performance in God of Carnage. His films include "Purple Rose of Cairo," "Dumb and Dumber" and "The Martian," which opens this week.
Williams has been nominated for Academy Awards three times, including once for her performance as Marilyn Monroe in "My Weekend With Marilyn." She made her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the 2014 revival of Cabaret.