The previously announed Bush (A Touch of the Poet) was to play the role of Nat, which Parry now assumes. No reason was given for the change in casting.
Parry currently can be seen in The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Cymbeline and recently appeared in the Sir Peter Hall-directed staging of The Importance of Being Earnestat the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater. Other credits include the 2000 Broadway revival of The Real Thing and McCarter Theatre's The Birthday Party.
Tony Award winner Doug Hughes directs the Roundabout Theatre Company presentation, which will also star Alvin Epstein, Elizabeth Franz, Jessica Hecht, Euan Morton and more. The show will begin Feb. 2, 2007, and open March 8 at the Laura Pels Theater for a limited run through May 6.
Told through a series of flashbacks, Howard Katz centers on the downward spiral of the eponymous cutthroat talent agent whose life has taken a turn for the worse. Marber directed the world premiere of his work in June 2001 at London's National Theater's Cottesloe space. Alfred Molina (Fiddler on the Roof, Art) leads the cast in the title role opposite Max Baker (Mother Courage), Alvin Epstein (Waiting for Godot), Elizabeth Franz (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Tony Award winner for Death of a Salesman), Jessica Hecht (After the Fall), Patrick Henney (Beauty and the Beast), Edward Hajj ( East is East), Euan Morton (Taboo) and Charlotte Parry (The Importance of Being Earnest).
Tickets to Howard Katz at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street) will be available in December by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 or online at roundabouttheatre.org.