PHOTO CALL: Danny Burstein and Sarah Paulson star in Talley's Folly
By Joseph Marzullo
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Off-Broadway production of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Talley's Folly, the delicate study of two disparate souls, played by Danny Burstein and Sarah Paulson, began previews Off-Broadway Feb. 9, 2013, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
Directed by Michael Wilson, the production will officially open March 5, 2013, and continue through April 28.
The cast features Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Matt Friedman and Sarah Paulson as Sally Talley.
Talley’s Folly, according to the Roundabout, is a "funny and heart-warming play about finding love when you’ve nearly given up looking. At the end of World War II, Matt Friedman, a Jewish immigrant who has spent his life keeping others at a distance, returns to the small town where he first met Sally Talley. Nothing like her conservative Protestant family and neighbors, Sally is a nurse with deep misgivings about the country’s future. After a lifetime of believing they’ll never truly belong in the world around them, Matt has worked up the courage to ask Sally for her hand, and convince her that they do belong -- together."
The design team includes Jeff Cowie (sets), David Woolard (costumes) and Rui Rita (lights).
Roundabout welcomes back Michael Wilson following his staging of Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore at the Laura Pels Theatre in 2011 and Old Acquaintance at the American Airlines Theatre in 2007. Danny Burstein was last seen on the Roundabout stage in the 1996 Tony Award-nominated revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company as Paul, and Sarah Paulson last appeared at Roundabout in Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart as Meg Magrath.
Talley’s Folly premiered in 1979 Off-Broadway at Circle Repertory Theatre and moved to Broadway in 1980. Lanford Wilson received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Show times will be Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM, with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.
Roundabout subscribers get first access to tickets. Call (212) 719-1300 or go on-line at roundabouttheatre.org. In November tickets will go on-sale to the general public online at roundabouttheatre.org, by phone at (212) 719-1300, or in person at the American Airlines Theatre Box Office (227 W. 42nd St, between 7th and 8th Aves).
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