4000 Miles, Starring Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert, Begins Previews Off-Broadway March 15
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert star in 4000 Miles, Amy Herzog's poignant play about the unique friendship between a young man and his widowed grandmother, which begins performances Off-Broadway March 15 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
Lincoln Center Theater's new works initiative LCT3 presented the premiere of 4000 Miles last summer at the Duke on 42nd Street, where it played a critically acclaimed, extended run. The production marks the first of LCT3's new works model to graduate to a full Off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater.
Daniel Aukin directs 4000 Miles, which officially opens April 2 for a run through May 20. The production reunites the original LCT3 cast.
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.
4000 Miles also features Greta Lee as one of Leo's new female friends and Zoe Winters as his ex-girlfriend.
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.
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