The Mee work is slated to run at the Off-Broadway venue, Feb. 3-March 21 with a Feb. 23 opening night. Wintertime is a co-production with New Jersey's McCarter Theatre Center — where the show recently played.
The actress replaces Lola Pashalinski — who played the role of Hilda for the McCarter run. "With the recovery time from a recent minor surgery taking longer than anticipated, Ms. Pashalinski felt that it was in the best interests of the production, and it was mutually agreed, that she should leave the production," according to a released statement.
Marsha Mason ("The Goodbye Girl") will star with Michael Cerveris (Tommy, the upcoming Assassins) in Wintertime, which follows a man who is about to propose at a secluded snowbound house when he finds that his mother and her lover already occupy the cabin. As if that was not enough, the father then shows up with his boyfriend.
David Schweizer directs a cast that also features Tina Benko, Brienin Bryant, T. Scott Cunningham, Carmen de Lavallade, Nicholas Hormann, Danny Mastrogiorgio and Christopher Denham. Denham (Master Harold...) replaced the actor McCaleb Burnett — who played the role of Jonathan (son to Mason's character) in the McCarter staging.
Burke has appeared in the recent Broadway revival of Into The Woods as Jack's mother. Her other stage credits include Fuddy Meers, The Chairs, Wonder of the World, A Devil Inside, Inherit the Wind, Wyoming, Dark Ride and Hot Keys.
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