Ann's Holland Taylor Will Return to NYC Stage This Fall

News   Ann's Holland Taylor Will Return to NYC Stage This Fall
Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove announced additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Ripcord, which will begin previews Off-Broadway Sept. 29 prior to an official opening Oct. 20 at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

Holland Taylor
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Rachel Dratch (Love’s Labour’s Lost, “Saturday Night Live”), Glenn Fitzgerald (Hamlet, "The Sixth Sense") and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor (Ann, “Two and a Half Men”) will join Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke in the production, which will be directed by Tony winner David Hyde Pierce.

Taylor replaces the previously announced Mary Louise Wilson, who withdrew from the production due to the extension of her book tour for her new memoir, "My First Hundred Years in Show Business."

Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers and Good People, returns to MTC with Ripcord, a high-stakes comedy described as such: "A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility so when the cantankerous Abby (Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (frequent Lindsay-Abaire collaborator and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke), she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden."

The creative team includes Alexander Dodge (scenic design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), John Gromada (original music and sound design) and Thomas Schall (fight director).

Additional casting will be announced shortly.

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