Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon stars in the title role as a girls' school teacher in The New Group's Off-Broadway revival of Jay Presson Allen's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which opens Oct. 9. New Group artistic director Scott Elliott (The Threepenny Opera) stages the work for his Off-Broadway troupe. Performances began Sept. 20, and the production has already extended its run at The Acorn Theater in Theatre Row through Dec. 9.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is based on the Muriel Spark 1962 novel, which also was adapted by Allen for the 1969 film (starring Maggie Smith) and a television series. The drama follows an unconventional teacher as she comes to a Scottish girls' school in the 1930's.
At Left (From Top): Lisa Emery and Cynthia Nixon; Zoe Kazan and director Scott Elliott; Halley Wegryn Gross and Matthew Rauch; Josh Hamilton and Sam Rockwell.
Below (From Top): Betsy Hogg, Emily Bicks, Zoe Kazan, Cynthia Nixon, Halley Wegryn Gross, Sarah Steele and Caity Quinn; the cast of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie takes their opening night bows.
photos by Aubrey Reuben