Marsha Mason Stars in 'Iguana'

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Marsha Mason is co-starring with William Petersen and Tony winner Cherry Jones in the Roundabout revival of Tennessee Williams' 1961 drama, "The Night of the Iguana," through May 12 on Broadway.

Marsha Mason is co-starring with William Petersen and Tony winner Cherry Jones in the Roundabout revival of Tennessee Williams' 1961 drama, "The Night of the Iguana," through May 12 on Broadway.

She plays Maxine Faulk, a blowzy hotel-owner where defrocked clergyman Petersen finds himself fending off a colorful assortment of females.

Robert Falls, who helmed a Chicago edition of the play with Jones and Petersen a few years ago, staged this production, which opens March 21.

Circle in the Square did two previous productions of "Iguana" -- one in 1976 with Richard Chamberlain, Dorothy McGuire and Sylvia Miles, directed by Joseph Hardy who staged the original Broadway version with Patrick O'Neal, Margaret Leighton and Bette Davis--and another in 1988 with Nicolas Surovy, Maria Tucci and Jane Alexander. A third revival--with Michael Moriarty, Jeanne Moreau and Eileen Brennan--closed out of town, in Baltimore, en route to Broadway in 1988. The 1964 movie version, directed by John Huston, starred Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner.

"The Night of the Iguana" is a substitution for another Williams play on the Roundabout season schedule, "Summer and Smoke." The rumor is that this play will be done later on by Roundabout--with Natasha Richardson and Alec Baldwin (whenever their respective, and brand-new, parenthoods permit).

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