Oscar Nominee Leo to Star in Off-Broadway's Heart of the City

News   Oscar Nominee Leo to Star in Off-Broadway's Heart of the City Melissa Leo, who received a 2009 Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance in Frozen River, will head the cast of Heart of the City, which will begin performances at the Theatre at 30th Street in June.
Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo

Directed by Martha Banta, Eric Lane's play will begin previews at the Off-Broadway venue June 11. The cast, according to the show's website, will also include Neal Huff, Scott Kerns, Marcia Jean Kurtz and Melissa Miller. An official announcement is expected shortly.

Heart of the City, according to press notes, "is the quintessential New York tale — from a woman on the ultimate date-from-hell; to a mismatched romance on the Brooklyn IRT; to a young artist trying to juggle inspiration and a survival job; to a couple hoping to conceive a child; plus a lesson on the proper way to make a Matzo ball. This new play artfully combines humor, joy, sorrow, love and romance as it takes you on a dazzling ride of the heart."

Fern Kershon and Orange Thought Productions produce.

Performances will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday at 8 PM, with matinees Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

The Theatre at 30th Street is located at 259 West 30th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues; to purchase tickets, priced $18, visit Smarttix.com or call (212) 868-4444.

For more information visit www.heartofthecitytheplay.com.