Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs, who have been with The Graduate since its Broadway bow, will offer their last performances in the play on Nov. 17. Sunday will also mark the final performance for Kelly Overton, who succeeded Alicia Silverstone in the role of Elaine Robinson.
On Nov. 19, a whole new set of actors will join the play, which was adapted and directed by Terry Johnson from the classic film about a young college graduate and his affair with an older woman, Mrs. Robinson. Lorraine Bracco — of "The Sopranos" fame — will succeed Turner, who also starred in the London production, as the infamous Mrs. Robinson. She will be joined by John Lavelle as the new Benjamin Braddock, Andrea Anders as Elaine Robinson, Mark Blum as Mr. Braddock, Colin Stinton as Mr. Robinson, Christopher Coucill as the Hotel Clerk and Psychiatrist and Autumn Dornfeld as the Assistant Desk Clerk. Kate Skinner, Susan Cella, Ben Feldman and John Hillner will continue in the roles of, respectively, Mrs. Braddock, the Stripper, the Bellhop and the Priest.
Bracco, a three-time Emmy Award nominee for her role as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on HBO's "Sopranos," will be making her Broadway in The Graduate. The actress received an Academy Award nomination for her work in "Goodfellas," and her other screen credits include roles in "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," "Silent Cradle," "Riding in Cars with Boys" and "Tangled."
John Lavelle has appeared in productions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, As You Like It, Cymbeline, Our Country's Good and The Workshop of Resistance. A native New Yorker who is currently attending NYU's Tisch School of the Performing Arts, this will mark Lavelle's Broadway debut. Andrea Anders starred in the Broadway production of Proof and was also seen in the original company of Debbie Does Dallas. Her regional credits include On the Jump, New Doors, Cold Tender and New World Rhapsody; her screen credits feature roles in "Oz," "Law and Order," "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live." Mark Blum's numerous Broadway credits include A Thousand Clowns, The Best Man, Lost in Yonkers, My Thing of Love and The Merchant. He received an Obie Award for his work in Gus and Al, and his screen credits include "The Sopranos," "The West Wing," "NYPD Blue," "Law and Order," "Frasier," "Ed" and "Capitol News." Colin Stinton appeared in the Broadway productions of "The Water Engine, Curse of an Aching Heart and Some Americans Abroad. For the Royal National Theatre, he starred in Wrecked Eggs, The Bay at Nice, Futurists, The Father, Mr. Happiness, A Sermon, Speed-the Plow, Night of the Iguana, Sweet Bird of Youth and Guys and Dolls. His screen and TV credits include "The Verdict," "Daniel," "Homicide," "The Russia House," "The Hours," "Poirot," "The Ginger Tree" and "Mother Love." Set in California in the 1960's, The Graduate plays The Plymouth Theatre (236 W. 45th Street). Tickets — ranging from $21.25 to $81.25 — are available through Telecharge by calling (212) 239-6200.