Polly Draper will replace Natasha Richardson as Anna, the photographer, in Patrick Marber's Closer June 15. Richardson's final performance will be June 13.
Draper comes to Closer straight from the Drama Dept.'s double bill of Richard Greenberg's The Author's Voice and Peter Hedges' Imagining Brad, set to close June 12. Draper plays opposite Amy Ryan in Brad. Outside of theatre appearances in pieces such as Four Dogs and a Bone, Draper is perhaps best known for her Emmy nominated role of Ellyn on TV's "thirtysomething."
Richardson's co-stars Rupert Graves, Anna Friel and Ciaran Hinds will remain with the show.
Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, Closer opened March 25, 1999 at the Music Box Theatre.