By Kenneth Jones
28 Sep 2005
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
The creative team for the new production, to be directed by Leigh Silverman at the Longacre Theatre starting March 10, includes Tony Walton (sets) and John Gromada (sound), who will join Miranda Hoffman (costumes) and Christopher Akerlind (lighting), who designed the original Public Theater production.
As previously reported by Playbill.com, Obie Award-winning writer-actress Kron and Jayne Houdyshell will recreate their Off-Broadway roles of Lisa Kron and Ann Kron, her lumpy and lethargic — and ultimately lovable — mother. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The Broadway opening is set for March 30.
The play got solid reviews, including a love letter from the New York Times, when it played The Public Theater in 2004. It then appeared in a slightly revised form at American Conservatory Theatre.
The Public production garnered Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle nominations and an Obie Award for Houdyshell's heartfelt and hangdog — and humorous — work.
Well's box office opening, playing schedule and ticket prices will be announced in the near future.