Suddenly Last Summer, with Danner and Gugino, Extends One Week

News   Suddenly Last Summer, with Danner and Gugino, Extends One Week Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer — starring Blythe Danner and Carla Gugino — has extended its Off-Broadway run by one week.

Mark Brokaw (The Constant Wife) directs the Roundabout Theatre Company revival that also features Becky Ann Baker, Gale Harold, Sandra Shipley, Karen Walsh and Wayne Wilcox. The drama began previews Oct. 20 and opened Nov. 15 for a limited run previously slated through Jan. 14, 2007, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The show will now end Jan. 20.

In Williams' psychological drama, Danner stars as "the formidable Mrs. Venable, an aging widow distraught over the mysterious death of her son," according to a release. "When the young cousin (Gugino) who traveled with him begins raising scandalous allegations, Mrs. Venable will stop at nothing to preserve her son's reputation."

Baker (Roundabout's Assassins) appears as Mrs. Holly with Harold ("Queer as Folk," "Vanished") as Doctor Cukrowicz, Shipley (Arms and the Man, Indiscretions) as Sister Felicity, Walsh (Let's Face It, Sitting Pretty) as Miss Foxhill and Wilcox (A Man of No Importance) as George Holly.

The design team for Suddenly Last Summer includes Santo Loquasto (sets and costumes), David Weiner (lights) and Peter Golub (original music and sound) with Ryan Powers (sound).

Danner won two consecutive Emmy Awards for her turn on Showtime's "HUFF." On stage, she earned a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in Butterflies Are Free and was further nominated for performances in A Streetcar Named Desire, Betrayal and Follies. A stage veteran, she has also appeared in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing as well as Williamstown Theatre Festival runs of The Sea Gull, The Royal Family and more. Her movie roles include "1776," "The Great Santini," "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Meet the Parents" and "Sylvia." Gugino was previously seen at Roundabout in After the Fall. The actress is known for her work on television and film including big screen credits in "Sin City," the "Spy Kids" trilogy, "The Singing Detective," "The One," "Judas Kiss," "Snake Eyes" and the upcoming "Night at the Museum." She starred in the television series "Karen Sisco," appeared on "Chicago Hope" and was also Michael J. Fox's original girlfriend on TV's "Spin City."

Tickets may be purchased by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, visiting the Laura Pels box office (111 West 46 Street) or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.