The Center Theatre Group production will begin previews June 17 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Michael Pressman will direct the Inge drama that will officially open June 24 and run through July 15.
Alan Rosenberg replaces the previously announced Bruce Davison (The Elephant Man, "X-Men") — who leaves the production due to an "unexpected scheduling conflict." Rosenberg currently serves as president of the Screen Actors Guild.
Rosenberg will play Doc, a man "who is caught in a hapless, 25-year marriage" with Lola (Merkerson). "Lola," press materials continue, "opens their home to a fresh faced young boarder and soon the precarious balance of the couple's relationship is shaken by [her] youthful sexuality and vivaciousness."
Merkerson ("Law & Order," "Lackawanna Blues") and Rosenberg ("L.A. Law," "Cybill") will be joined in the ensemble by Roger Aaron Brown, Josh Cooke, Michael Dempsey, Jenna Gavigan, Bill Heck, Lyle Kanouse, Joe Mahon, Brenda Wehle and Matthew J. Williamson.
Come Back, Little Sheba replaces the previously announced world premiere of A Waitress in Yellowstone, a new musical by David Mamet, which was postponed by CTG until next season. Tickets to shows at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA, can be purchased by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or online at CenterTheatreGroup.org.