Dana Ivey, Pamela Gray, James McMenamin and Julian Ovenden are also in the cast of the show, which will have its opening night on Oct. 25. It is produced by Elizabeth Ireland McCann, Stephanie P. McClelland, Eric Falkenstein, Debra Black, Chase Mishkin, Barbara Manocherian/Larry Hirschhorn, Barbara Freitag and Sine/ZPI.
Lane plays Ben Butley, a literary professor who smokes and drinks his way through a day in which he loses both his wife and his lover.
The limited run is due to conclude on Jan. 14, 2007.
Ivey is the Broadway and Off-Broadway veteran who starred last season at Irish Rep in Mrs. Warren's Profession. She received a Tony nomination for her recent Broadway turn in The Rivals. One of her first major New York roles was in Gray's Quartermaine's Terms.
Ovenden is the English actor who played the Baron in the Donmar Warehouse production of Grand Hotel and Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along, also at the Donmar. On television he has appeared in "Foyle's War" and "The Forsythe Saga" and the series "Related."
McMenamin appeared in BFE at Playwrights Horizons. Gray was seen on Broadway in Night Must Fall.
The dark comedy premiered at the Morosco Theatre on Broadway Oct. 31, 1972. British thespian Alan Bates, who originated the title role in the Harold Pinter-directed London production, reprised his portrayal to Tony-Award winning success.