Producer Arthur Cantor has confirmed a report from Seattle, WA's A Contemporary Theatre that five-time Tony-winning actress Julie Harris will recreate her role as Annalise Morant on Broadway in Scent of the Roses, by South African playwright Lisette Lecat Ross. The New York production, which hopes to play outside New York City in September 1999, would open in the fall 1999. Neither theatres nor dates have been decided on.
Scent of the Roses received its world premiere July 23 at Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre. The show began previews there July 17, ending its run Aug. 16.
In Roses, Harris portrays Annalise Morant, a South African woman whose children wish her to part with her most cherished possession, a mysterious and valuable painting. The drama unfolds as we discover what special significance the artist and the painting hold for Annalise.
Harris, a ten-time Tony nominee, is currently touring the country with Charles Durning in The Gin Game, a play the two originally performed on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in the 1997 National Actors' Theatre production.
Other plays by Lecat Ross include Moment of Truth and Pluperfect Subjunctives. -- By Christine Ehren