When Lorraine Bracco becomes the new Mrs. Robinson in the Broadway cast of The Graduate on Nov. 19, six other actors will join the company the same day.
John Lavelle will be the new Benjamin Braddock, Andrea Anders will play Elaine Robinson, Mark Blum will be Mr. Braddock, Colin Stinton will portray Mr. Robinson, Christopher Coucill will be the Hotel Clerk and Psychiatrist and Autumn Dornfeld will be the Assistant Desk Clerk. Kate Skinner, Susan Cella, Ben Feldman and John Hillner will continue in the roles of, respectively, Mrs. Braddock, the Stripper, the Bellhop and the Priest.
Bracco, a three-time Emmy Award nominee for her role as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on HBO's "Sopranos," will be making her Broadway as the infamous Mrs. Robinson. The actress received an Academy Award nomination for her work in "Goodfellas," and her other screen credits include roles in "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," "Silent Cradle," "Riding in Cars with Boys" and "Tangled."
John Lavelle has appeared in productions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, As You Like It, Cymbeline, Our Country's Good and The Workshop of Resistance. A native New Yorker who is currently attending NYU's Tisch School of the Performing Arts, this will mark Lavelle's Broadway debut. Andrea Anders starred in the Broadway production of Proof and was also seen in the original company of Debbie Does Dallas. Her regional credits include On the Jump, New Doors, Cold Tender and New World Rhapsody; her screen credits feature roles in "Oz," "Law and Order," "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live." Mark Blum's numerous Broadway credits include A Thousand Clowns, The Best Man, Lost in Yonkers, My Thing of Love and The Merchant. He received an Obie Award for his work in Gus and Al, and his screen credits include "The Sopranos," "The West Wing," "NYPD Blue," "Law and Order," "Frasier," "Ed" and "Capitol News." Colin Stinton appeared in the Broadway productions of "The Water Engine, Curse of an Aching Heart and Some Americans Abroad. For the Royal National Theatre, he starred in Wrecked Eggs, The Bay at Nice, Futurists, The Father, Mr. Happiness, A Sermon, Speed-the Plow, Night of the Iguana, Sweet Bird of Youth and Guys and Dolls. His screen and TV credits include "The Verdict," "Daniel," "Homicide," "The Russia House," "The Hours," "Poirot," "The Ginger Tree" and "Mother Love." Set in California in the 1960's, The Graduate — based on the classic film of the same name — plays The Plymouth Theatre (236 W. 45th Street). Tickets — ranging from $21.25 to $81.25 — are available through Telecharge by calling (212) 239-6200.