My Name Is Lucy Barton Opens on Broadway

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The Manhattan Theatre Club production, starring Laura Linney, opens at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre January 15.
Laura Linney in <i>My Name Is Lucy Barton</i>
Laura Linney in My Name Is Lucy Barton Matthew Murphy

The Broadway premiere of Rona Munro's My Name is Lucy Barton, adapted from Elizabeth Strout's best-selling novel, opens January 15 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The Manhattan Theatre Club and London Theatre Company production stars Laura Linney, who reprises her role from the acclaimed London run.

Directed by five-time Olivier Award winner Richard Eyre, My Name is Lucy Barton began performances on Broadway January 4.

Read: What Did Critics Think of My Name Is Lucy Barton, Starring Laura Linney?

In My Name Is Lucy Barton, Linney plays Lucy Barton, a woman who wakes after an operation to find—much to her surprise—her mother at the foot of her bed. They haven’t seen each other in years. During the days-long visit, Lucy tries to understand her past, works to come to terms with her family, and begins to find herself as a writer.

The Broadway premiere features scenic and costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound design by John Leonard, and projection design by Luke Halls. The Broadway premiere is presented by MTC and The London Theatre Company in association with Penguin Random House Audio.

Linney was last seen on Broadway alongside Cynthia Nixon in MTC's revival of The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman. Her Broadway credits include Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen, The Crucible, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Uncle Vanya.

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