The cast features Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert as the young A.R. Gurney, with three-time Tony nominee Kate Burton as Katharine Cornell. Four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines and Brenda Wehle also star.
LCT bills The Grand Manner as follows: "In 1948 playwright A.R. Gurney, then a young boarding school student, traveled to New York where he attended a performance of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, going backstage afterwards to meet the production’s star, the great stage actress Katharine Cornell, who was dubbed 'The First Lady of the American Stage' by the legendary critic Alexander Woollcott. A mix of remembrance and imagination, The Grand Manner is a love letter to this fabled actress and a heartfelt look back at the glorious heyday of the Broadway theater."
Here's a look at the opening night: