MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow staged the production that officially opened on Broadway April 17 after previews that began March 21 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
The production received three Tony Award nominations: Best Play (Richard Greenberg), Best Featured Actress (Judith Light) and Best Scenic Design of a Play (Santo Loquasto); four Drama Desk nominations: Outstanding Play (Richard Greenberg), Outstanding Director of a Play (Lynne Meadow), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Judith Light) and Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play (Santo Loquasto); and three Drama League nominations: Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Performance (Jessica Hecht) and Distinguished Performance (Judith Light).
Light received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in The Assembled Parties. She is the first actor to win consecutive Tony Awards in almost 20 years.
In addition to Light (Other Desert Cities, Lombardi) and Hecht (Harvey, A View from the Bridge), the cast features Tony Award nominee Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park), Jonathan Walker (The Divine Sister), Obie Award winner Mark Blum (Gus and Al), Lauren Blumenfeld (We Are Proud to Present…), Alex Dreier (Billy Elliot) and Jake Silbermann ("As the World Turns").
Greenberg, a Tony Award winner for his play Take Me Out, is author of The American Plan, The Violet Hour, Three Days of Rain and Eastern Standard, among other plays, plus the recent Broadway adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and the Off-Broadway musical Far From Heaven.
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