MTC artistic director Lynn Meadow was originally announced to stage the play, which is set in 1961 Toronto. She had taken over direction of Rose's Dilemma earlier this season at MTC, so Sarah, Sarah went to another director (the busy Meadow generally stages one MTC show a season).
In the comedy, "the matriarch of an immigrant family strongly opposes her son's impending marriage," according to production notes. "Forty years later, the next generation of this same family makes a very eventful trip to China. But can they escape their past?"
Masur is the respected TV, film and theatre actor who recently appeared in The Exonerated, and is remembered for playing Bonnie Franklin's love interest in TV's "One Day at a Time," one of many largely decent and likable characters he's played over the years. His film credits include "My Girl," "Six Degrees of Separation," "Who'll Stop the Rain" and "Heaven's Gate."
He appeared on Broadway in The Changing Room in 1973.
Playwright Goldfarb penned Adam Baum and the Jew Movie, seen regionally and Off-Broadway. His play, Modern Orthodox, broke the box office record at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. The screenplay adaptation was optioned by Bob Balaban's Chicago Films.