Les Waters, who staged the world premiere of In the Next Room at Berkeley Rep, will direct the Broadway premiere. Previews will begin Oct. 22 with an official opening scheduled for Nov. 19.
In the Next Room or the vibrator play, according to press notes, "is a comedy about marriage, intimacy and electricity which had its world premiere this past winter at Berkeley Repertory Theatre." The seven-member cast will be announced shortly.
In the Next Room marks the Broadway debut of playwright Ruhl, who has authored the acclaimed plays Eurydice, The Clean House and Dead Man's Cell Phone.
The Lyceum Theatre is located in Manhattan at 149 West 45th Street.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.