Actress Kelly Overton, who made her Broadway debut in The Graduate as the assistant desk clerk, will assume the role of Elaine Robinson on Sept. 3. Original Elaine, Alicia Silverstone, left the show on Sept. 1. Overton appeared Off-Broadway in Ibsen's Rosmersholm, in a regional production of The Comedy of Errors and on TV in "All My Children." The cast of The Graduate also features Murphy Guyer, Kate Skinner, Victor Slezak, Larry Cahn, Susan Cella, Ben Feldman, John Hillner, Jurian Hughes and Robert Emmet Lunney.
Overton will star opposite Jason Biggs, who left the role briefly to film Woody Allen's newest screen project. Biggs, who made a splash in the two "American Pie" films, returns to the Broadway production on Aug. 20. He is scheduled to stay with the show through mid-November. The play also casts Kathleen Turner as the infamous Mrs. Robinson; Turner's Broadway contract ends during the middle of November as well. Linda Gray will play the role Sept. 17-22
Set in California in the 1960s, The Graduate — based on the classic film of the same name — plays The Plymouth Theatre (236 W. 45th Street). Tickets — ranging from $21.25 to $81.25 — are available through Telecharge by calling (212) 239-6200.