The Broadway premiere of Scott McPherson’s 1990 play Marvin’s Room officially opens June 29 starring Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston. Obie winner Anne Kauffman directs the Roundabout Theatre Company production, which is scheduled to play the American Airlines Theatre through August 27. Previews began June 8.
Watch a scene from the Broadway production in the video above.
In McPherson’s comedic drama, two sisters are reunited when one is diagnosed with leukemia. After learning of her illness, Bessie (Taylor) attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister Lee (Garofalo). Weston plays their aunt.
Rounding out the cast are Jack DiFalco (Yen), Carman Lacivita (Sense & Sensibility), Nedra McClyde (Jessica Jones), Luca Padovan (School of Rock), and Triney Sandoval (Macbeth).
Read what critics thought of the show below. Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.
Visit RoundaboutTheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300 for more tickets. The American Airlines Theatre is located at 227 West 42nd Street, New York.
View production photos below:
Take a First Look at Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor in Marvin’s Room
Marvin’s Room was developed and produced at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in 1990 and later in New York. The film adaptation starred Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep as Bessie and Lee, respectively, along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. McPherson died in 1992, and the film was released five years later.
“Exploring an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion and a dose of wonderfully absurd humor, Marvin’s Room is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally,” state Roundabout production notes.