The drama, based on the film of the same name, began previews March 15, 2002, at the Plymouth Theatre and opened April 4, 2002. Directed and adapted by Terry Johnson, The Graduate will have played a total of 380 performances and 24 previews. Kathleen Turner opened the production, playing the infamous Mrs. Robinson, opposite the Benjamin of film actor Jason Biggs. Lorraine Bracco, who plays Tony Soprano's analyst on the hit HBO series "The Sopranos," currently portrays Mrs. Robinson opposite John Lavelle's Benjamin.
Bracco has extended her Broadway debut engagement by one week in order to remain in the show until its final performance. Others in the company include Andrea Anders as Elaine Robinson, Mark Blum as Mr. Braddock, Colin Stinton as Mr. Robinson, Christopher Coucill as the Hotel Clerk and Psychiatrist, Autumn Dornfeld as the Assistant Desk Clerk, Kate Skinner as Mrs. Braddock, Susan Cella as the Stripper, Ben Feldman as the Bellhop and John Hillner as the Priest.
The Graduate plays The Plymouth Theatre (236 W. 45th Street) Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 PM and Sunday matinees at 3 PM. Tickets — ranging from $21.25 to $81.25 — are available through Telecharge by calling (212) 239 6200.