Kevin Spacey Begins Previews in A Moon for the Misbegotten March 29

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Kevin Spacey begins previews March 29 in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, the first Broadway transfer of the Old Vic Theatre, where the Tony winner and two-time Oscar winner serves as artistic director.

Kevin Spacey and Eve Best star in A Moon for the Misbegotten.
Kevin Spacey and Eve Best star in A Moon for the Misbegotten. Photo by Lorenzo Agius

Director Howard Davies and the cast of Spacey, Eve Best, Colm Meaney, Billy Carter and Eugene O'Hare are reprising their roles for the Broadway revival, which officially opens April 9 and closes June 10 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Spacey plays James Tyrone Jr. on Broadway for the second time, after having played the role in Long Day's Journey Into Night.

A Moon for the Misbegotten, according to press notes, "tells the shattering story of Josie Hogan (Best), a towering woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation who lives in a dilapidated Connecticut farmhouse with her conniving father, Phil (Meaney). During one long moonlit night fueled by drink and lust, Josie's softer side is exposed through her feelings for Hogan's landlord Jim Tyrone (Spacey), and two implacable souls reveal to each other the grief, longing and unrequited love they've hidden from the world."

The design team for the Broadway production includes Bob Crowley (scenic design), Lynette Mauro (costume design), Mark Henderson (lighting design) and Christopher Shutt (sound design). Dominic Muldowney penned original music; the sound system design is by T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Casella.

Spacey won a Tony Award for Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers and was Tony-nominated for his work in O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. His other Broadway credits include Long Day's Journey Into Night, Hurlyburly and Ghosts. He won Oscars for his performances in "American Beauty" and "The Usual Suspects." A Moon for the Misbegotten premiered on Broadway in 1957 and was most recently seen in a 2000 revival starring Cherry Jones, Roy Dotrice and Gabriel Byrne.

Performances will be Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 7 PM with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Sixty same-day student rush seats will be available on the day of the performance at the box office for $26.50. The running time is two hours and forty-five minutes.

The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is located in Manhattan at 256 West 47th Street. For tickets visit Ticketmaster.com or call (212) 307-4100.

Colm Meany stars in <i>A Moon for the Misbegotten</i>.
Colm Meany stars in A Moon for the Misbegotten. Photo by Lorenzo Agius
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