Kathleen Turner Extends Run in Broadway Graduate Thru Nov. 17

News   Kathleen Turner Extends Run in Broadway Graduate Thru Nov. 17 Kathleen Turner isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet.
Kathleen Turner in The Graduate.
Kathleen Turner in The Graduate. (Photo by Photo by Joan Marcus)

Kathleen Turner isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet.

The film star has extended her eye-catching turn in The Graduate and will remain with the show through Nov. 17, a spokesman for the play confirmed.

Turner, who plays the infamous Mrs. Robinson—and briefly disrobes in the first scene of the stage adaptation of the classic film—has lengthened her stay in the show in order to coincide with co- star Jason Biggs' contract. Biggs left the Broadway production June 10 in order to film a role in Woody Allen's new film. He will return to the show on Aug. 20 but was asked to extend his run through Nov. 17 in order to compensate for the time spent on the film set. During his absence, the role of Benjamin Braddock is being played by film/TV actor Josh Radnor.

There is no word yet as to whether Alicia Silverstone, who portrays Elaine Robinson, will also extend her engagement in the production.

Set in California in the 1960's, The Graduate — which was adapted and directed by Terry Johnson — is currently playing The Plymouth Theatre (236 W. 45th Street). Tickets — ranging from $41.25 to $76.25 — are available through Telecharge by calling (212) 239-6200.