Nettleton, a two-time Emmy winner and a Tony Award nominee (for They Knew What They Wanted), plays a botanist in the new play. "Loosely adapted from Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, 'The Black Tulip,' the comedy explores what happens when two rival plant breeders compete to create the world's first black tulip, egged on by meddling ancestors and spies seeking weapons of mass destruction hidden behind the petunias," according to the announcement. Giesser will direct his own play, opening June 30. Additional casting will be announced. The production, presented by Alces Productions LLC, plays to July 17.
Designers are John C. Scheffler (set), Melanie A. Schmidt (costumes), Aaron Meadow (lighting).
Nettleton's Broadway credits include Stangers, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Wayward Stalk, Silenty Night, Lonely Night, God and Kate Murphy, Darkness at Noon and The Biggest Thief in Town.
Her TV work includes "In the Heat of the Night" (Emmy nomination), "All That Glitters," "Crossing Jordan," "Fear On Trial," "The American Woman" (Emmy Award) and more.
The performance schedule is Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM; with Saturday matinees at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 & 7 PM.
Theatre Row is at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $55 and go on sale June 8 via TeleCharge.com (212) 239-6200. Visit www.theatrerow.org.