Mrs. Warren's Profession, the controversial 1894 George Bernard Shaw work, opened in a new Broadway production Oct. 3 following previews from Sept. 3. Tony Award winner Cherry Jones plays the lady in question.
Tony Award winner Doug Hughes reunites with his Doubt star Jones ("24," The Heiress) to bring the play to 21st century crowds. The production runs at the American Airlines Theatre through Nov. 21.
The show "tells the story of Kitty Warren (Jones), a mother who makes a terrible sacrifice for her daughter Vivie's (Hawkins) independence. The clash of these two strong-willed but culturally constrained women is the spark that ignites the ironic wit of one of Shaw's greatest plays."
Here is a look at the opening night:
Flashback 2010: Mrs. Warren's Profession, Starring Cherry Jones and Sally Hawkins, Opens on Broadway
For tickets and information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org, or call (212) 719-1300, or visit the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street).