Loomer's Distracted, Starring Cynthia Nixon, Makes NYC Premiere Feb. 7

News   Loomer's Distracted, Starring Cynthia Nixon, Makes NYC Premiere Feb. 7 Distracted, Lisa Loomer's fast-paced and comic look at "parenting in the age of the Internet and Ritalin," starring Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon as an inquisitive mom, begins Off-Broadway previews Feb. 7 toward a March 4 opening at the Laura Pels Theatre.
Distracted stars Josh Stamberg, Matthew Gumley and Cynthia Nixon
Distracted stars Josh Stamberg, Matthew Gumley and Cynthia Nixon Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Mark Brokaw directs the Roundabout Theatre Company production of the New York City premiere about a contemporary American mom who reaches out to teachers, psychotherapists and neighbors to figure out if Attention Deficit Disorder is the root of her son's problems. The company also includes Peter Benson, Shana Dowdeswell, Lisa Emery, Natalie Gold, Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell and Josh Stamberg.

The design team includes Mark Wendland (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Jane Cox (lights), David Van Tieghem (original music and sound) and Tal Yarden (projections).

Nixon returns to Roundabout having last appeared in the 2001 production of The Women at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. She returns to the New York stage after her Tony-winning performance in the 2006 production of Rabbit Hole and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Brokaw returns to the Roundabout and the Laura Pels Theatre after directing the 2006 production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer and The Constant Wife at the American Airlines Theatre in 2004.

Distracted had its world premiere in March 2007 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Loomer's plays include Living Out; The Waiting Room; Expecting Isabel; Broken Hearts; Birds; Bocón!; Looking for Angels; Cuts; Maria!, Maria, Maria, Maria; and Accelerando.

The limited engagement of Distracted plays through May 3.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, 111 W. 46th Street.

Aleta Mitchell, Natalie Gold, Shana Dowdeswell, Peter Benson, Josh Stamberg, Cynthia Nixon, Matthew Gumley and Mimi Lieber
Aleta Mitchell, Natalie Gold, Shana Dowdeswell, Peter Benson, Josh Stamberg, Cynthia Nixon, Matthew Gumley and Mimi Lieber
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