Hayley Mills' New York Theatre debut, starring with Keir Dullea in Noel Coward's Suite in Two Keys, was originally planned for December but is likely to be delayed for lack of a theatre.
"We're still looking for a theatre," a production spokesperson told Playbill On-Line. "We don't know if the show will open in December, as had been planned. But it is definitely going to happen as soon as a suitable Off Broadway theatre has been found."
Suite is being produced by Mirage Theatre Company (Miranda d’Ancona and Doris Kaufman) and StageWrite Entertainment Inc. (Todd Alan Price).
An evening of two one-act plays, Coward's Suite comprises Shadows of the Evening and A Song at Twilight. Both were originally presented in 1965 in London’s West End with Noel Coward, Lilli Palmer and Irene Worth. The '99-'00 production coincides with the centennial of the playwright's birth.
Miranda d’Ancona will direct the upcoming Off-Broadway version of "A Song at Twilight." Production sources report that when the plays were originally performed in London in 1965, they were done under the title Noel Coward’s Suite in Three Keys and included A Song At Twilight as a full length play in rep with the shorter Shadows of the Evening and Come Into the Garden Maud. On Broadway in 1974, Song and Maud were done under the title Noël Coward in Two Keys, with Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy and Anne Baxter.
-- By Murdoch McBride