Tony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant Joins Cast of MTC's Tales From Red Vienna, Starring Nina Arianda

Tony nominee Kathleen Chalfant has joined the cast of the Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Grimm's Tales From Red Vienna.

Kathleen Chalfant
Kathleen Chalfant

Directed by Kate Whoriskey, the play, which will star Tony winner Nina Arianda, explores the effects of war on women. Previews begin Feb. 26, 2014, prior to an official opening March 18 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I. Performances will continue through April 27.

"Heléna (Arianda) lost her husband in World War I, and with him, her financial security," press notes state. "Struggling to maintain her way of life, she becomes part of an illicit underworld. Heléna manages to separate her secret life from her public persona — that is until she crosses paths with a man who has the power to expose and ruin her."

Chalfant has performed in the Off-Broadway production of Wit as well as the Broadway productions of M. Butterfly, Angels in America and Racing Demon. Her screen credits include "The Laramie Project" and "House of Cards."

Arianda made her Broadway debut in Born Yesterday, followed by her Tony Award-winning turn in Venus in Fur. Her film credits include "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" and "Midnight in Paris," and her TV work includes "30 Rock" and "The Good Wife."

The creative team for Tales From Red Vienna includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Anita Yavich (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design) and Thomas Schall (fight direction).

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

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