London Moon for the Misbegotten May Move to Broadway if Stars Are Willing

News   London Moon for the Misbegotten May Move to Broadway if Stars Are Willing The well-reviewed new revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten at London's Old Vic may have a future on Broadway—if its star, Kevin Spacey, is willing.

Eve Best and Kevin Spacey in Moon for the Misbegotten
Eve Best and Kevin Spacey in Moon for the Misbegotten Photo by Simon Annand

Producer Ben Sprecher told Playbill.com Sept. 29 that he and producer Elliot Martin hope to bring the show to New York if such a move can be made to agree with the schedules of Spacey and co-star Eve Best.

Sprecher is going to London early next week to discuss arrangements. He said he and Martin would likely make their decision then.

According to Variety, Spacey's schedule has been cleared for the potential transfer. However, Spacey's co-star, Eve Best, has committed to playing Rosalind in a U.K. production of "As You Like It" early in 2007. That obligation may delay matters. The London production runs through Dec. 23.

Spacey made a big splash on Broadway in another O'Neill work, The Iceman Cometh. Moon has proved a much-needed hit in his star-crossed tenure as the head of the Old Vic.

In the O’Neill play, Best plays the role of Josie opposite Spacey’s Jim Tyrone, a third-rate actor and the landlord and drinking partner of Josie’s father.

A Moon for the Misbegotten was seen on Broadway only recently, in 2000. Cherry Jones, Roy Dotrice and Gabriel Byrne starred.

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