Playwrights Horizons to Welcome Rabe in Kin, and Booth, Sadleir for Me, Myself & I in 2010-11

News   Playwrights Horizons to Welcome Rabe in Kin, and Booth, Sadleir for Me, Myself & I in 2010-11
 
Lily Rabe, currently playing Portia in The Merchant of Venice at Central Park's Delacorte Theater, will star in Playwrights Horizons' world-premiere production of Bathsheba Doran's Kin in 2011.

Lily Rabe
Lily Rabe Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation at Playwrights Horizons and The Aliens at Rattlestick), Kin is about Anna (played Rabe), a Texan Ivy League poetry scholar, and Sean, an Irish personal trainer, whose "web of disparate family and friends crosses great distances, both psychologically and geographically."

Exact winter 2011 Mainstage Theater dates for the play have yet to be announced.

Rabe's Broadway credits include The American Plan (Manhattan Theatre Club), Heartbreak House (Roundabout Theatre Company; Callaway Award, Outer Critics Circle nomination), Steel Magnolias (Lyceum Theatre; Drama Desk nomination) and more.

In other PH casting news, Zachary Booth (Prayer for My Enemy at PH, "Damages," "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"), Natalia Payne (New Jerusalem at CSC), Stephen Payne (Superior Donuts and August: Osage County on Broadway; Me, Myself & I at The McCarter) and Preston Sadleir (Off-Broadway debut) complete the cast of the New York premiere of Edward Albee's Me, Myself & I, a new play by the three-time Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award winner (A Delicate Balance; Seascape; Three Tall Women; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?).

The four will join the previously announced Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine; plus Barefoot in the Park, August: Osage County) and three-time Tony Award nominee Brian Murray (The Crucible, The Little Foxes and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Obie Award for Albee's The Play About the Baby). Directed by Tony Award nominee, Obie Award winner and McCarter Theatre artistic director Emily Mann (Miss Witherspoon at Playwrights Horizons), the production was originally presented at McCarter Theatre in January 2008. Murray will reprise his acclaimed performance from the McCarter production.

According to PH, "In Me, Myself & I, Mother (Ashley) can't tell her identical twins apart. But when Otto (Booth) announces his brother (Sadleir) doesn't exist, the household descends into chaos."

Albee makes his Playwrights Horizons debut with this production. Me, Myself & I will open Playwrights Horizons' 40th anniversary season, beginning performances Aug. 24 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The production will have its official opening on Sept. 12.

Single tickets, $75, will go on sale July 19.

Additional casting for the 2010-11 season will be announced in the coming months.

For subscription and ticket information to all Playwrights Horizons productions, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.playwrightshorizons.org.

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