Realistic Joneses Will Arrive on Broadway With Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts
By Adam Hetrick
Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts have been announced to star in the Broadway production of Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses, which will arrive at a theatre-to-be-announced in early 2014, according to the New York Times.
The Realistic Joneses will mark the Broadway playwriting debut of Eno, whose works include Middletown, Title and Deed and the solo show Thom Pain (based on nothing), which was a 2004 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Performances are expected to begin in late February with a targeted late-March opening night.
The Realistic Joneses premiered at the Yale Repertory Theater in 2012. Sam Gold (Fun Home, Seminar), who staged the premiere, will return for the Broadway engagement. Also returning from the original production will be two-time Tony Award winner Letts (August: Osage County, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
The original cast also featured Parker Posey, Johanna Day and Glenn Fitzgerald.
The play about two suburban couples who share more than a surname will feature Letts as Bob and Tony and Academy Award nominee Collette (The Wild Party, "The Sixth Sense") as his wife Jennifer, with Hall ("Dexter," "Six Feet Under," Chicago) and Academy Award winner Tomei ("My Cousin Vinnie," "The Wrestler") as John and Pony, respectively.
Here's how the play was billed in its Yale premiere: "Meet Bob and Jennifer, and their new neighbors John and Pony, two suburban couples who have more in common than their identical homes and the same last name on their mailboxes."
Producers are Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Stacey Mindich, and Susan Gallin and Mary Lu Roffe.
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