Joanna Gleason Prepares for April 30 Scoundrels Exit, But Won't Be Far From Broadway

News   Joanna Gleason Prepares for April 30 Scoundrels Exit, But Won't Be Far From Broadway Joanna Gleason, the Tony Award-nominated "Muriel of Omaha" in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, leaves the Broadway company April 30 after more than a year in the role.
Joanna Gleason (right), with Gregory Jbara, in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Joanna Gleason (right), with Gregory Jbara, in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Photo by Joan Marcus

"It's getting mushy around here...hugs, practical jokes, even the stomach flu is being shared at the moment," Gleason told Playbill.com. "Feeling nostalgic and queasy at the same time."

What's next for Gleason, who won a Best Actress (Musical) Tony for Broadway's original Into the Woods?

"Next is unpacking boxes because we moved back here," she said.

Gleason and husband Chris Sarandon (The Light in the Piazza) have sold their home in Los Angeles are will enjoy the change of seasons again.

Does it mean Gleason will be back on Broadway again soon? She didn't say, but she's in the right area code for it.

Her upcoming agenda includes "visiting family and seeing shows."

Before Lucie Arnaz slips into the Ferragamo shoes of Muriel at the Imperial Theatre later this spring, Rachel de Benedet will be the interim Muriel, staring May 2.