"Set in the suburbs outside of New York City," Girl's Room, press notes state, "centers on a young ballet dancer about to break into the big-time but has another kind of break — an accident that could end her career… in this charming new play about three generations of lively women and the lies that bind them together as well as the truths that tear them apart."
Joining the Broadway veterans is Stephanie Wright Thompson (Have You Seen Steven?) as the young dancer at the center of the new play. Two-time Tony nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett directs the new work scheduled to play through Dec. 9.
Playwright Joni Fritz has also created First a Home, penned to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless. Girl's Room is the first fully realized staging to emerge from Queen's Theatre in the Park's Plays a Mother Would Love reading series.
Donna McKechnie is a Tony Award winner for her performance as Cassie in the original company of A Chorus Line. Her collaborations with Michael Bennett also include Promises, Promises and Company. McKechnie's illustrious career has included How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and State Fair on Broadway and the Paper Mill revival of Follies.
Carol Lawrence was Tony-nominated for originating the role of Maria in the groundbreaking musical West Side Story. Her Broadway credits include Plain and Fancy, Subways Are For Sleeping, I Do! I Do! and Kiss of the Spider Woman – The Musical. Queens Theatre in the Park is located in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park. Tickets are available by calling (718) 760-0064 or by visiting www.queenstheatre.org.