Tony Winner Andrea Martin Will Star in Roundabout's Broadway Revival of Noises Off
11 Feb 2014
Photo by Monica Simoes
Tony and Emmy Award winner Andrea Martin will star in the new Broadway production of the award-winning comedy Noises Off, Roundabout Theatre Company announced Feb. 11. Noises Off will begin previews in January 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre.
As previously announced, the Michael Frayn comedy will be directed by Jeremy Herrin (Broadway debut, U.K. premiere of David Hare's The Vertical Hour) and will be a limited engagement.
Martin, a two-time Tony Award winner for her performances in Pippin and My Favorite Year, will star as Dotty. The full cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.
According to Roundabout, "Full of shocking surprises and gut-busting humor, Noises Off is the classic show-within-a-show. The Opening Night performance of the farce Nothing On is just hours away, and as the cast stumbles through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn't be going any worse. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling and sardines flying everywhere, it's complete pandemonium... and we haven't even reached intermission! Can the cast pull their act together on the stage even if they can't behind the scenes?"
Noises Off premiered on Broadway in 1983 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. The original production ran over 550 performances. It was last revived on Broadway in 2001.
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.