Wiest first revealed the news to Playbill.com during the April 10 opening night of the new Woody Allen musical Bullets Over Broadway. Wiest famously starred as Helen Sinclair in the film and earned an Academy Award for her performance.
She characterized Rasheeda Speeking as "a wonderful new play" and stated that she hoped to star in the play next year for the New Group with Cynthia Nixon making her directorial debut on the project. Read more about the opening night of Bullets and Wiest's thoughts on the musical in the Playbill on Opening Night column.
The New Group has not officially announced the 2014-15 season.
The play had its Chicago world premiere earlier this year at the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble.