Mary Louise Wilson and Original Cast of 4000 Miles Will Return for Off-Broadway Run at LCT
By Adam Hetrick
The original world-premiere cast of Amy Herzog's tender comedy 4000 Miles, including Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert, will reunite for the Off-Broadway return engagement at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater beginning March 15. Performances are scheduled through May 20.
Lincoln Center Theater's new works initiative LCT3 presented the premiere of 4000 Miles last summer at the Duke on 42nd Street. Daniel Aukin directed the production, which received strong critical notices, prompting an extension. The production marks the first of LCT3's new works model to graduate to a full Off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater.
In the play, Wilson stars as no-nonsense grandmother Vera, who still lives on her own in her West Village apartment. Ebert plays her grandson Leo, who arrives at her door in the middle of the night, having crossed the country on his bicycle after a life-altering loss.
Also returning for the run are Greta Lee and Zoe Winters.
Lee last appeared on Broadway in the revival of David Hirson's La Bête. Winters appeared in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of The Importance of Being Earnest in 2009. Ebert was seen on Broadway in Brief Encounter and understudied the role of Ken in the Tony-winning drama Red.
Wilson won the Tony Award and received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for her performance in Grey Gardens. Her other credits include Full Gallop (as Diana Vreeland, for which she won a Drama Desk Award), the revival of Cabaret (Tony Award nomination), Show Boat, Fools, Prelude to a Kiss, Gypsy and Flora The Red Menace. Herzog's plays have been produced or developed at the Yale School of Drama, Ensemble Studio Theater, Arena Stage, New York Stage and Film, Provincetown Playhouse and ACT in San Francisco.
The production has set design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Ryan Rumery.
Tickets for 4000 Miles go on sale to LCT members Feb. 6. Visit LincolnCenterTheater.
Citing the need to develop strong relationships with new artists and to develop a new audience, and recognizing the frustrations that playwrights have with the current system of readings and workshops, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of artistic director Andre Bishop and executive producer Bernard Gersten) created LCT3 to offer new artists fully staged productions. Paige Evans is the director of LCT3.
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