As previously reported, the comedic tale of the blurred attachments between two men and one woman stars Campbell Scott, Steven Weber and Marisa Tomei. The trio play artist Otto, playwright Weber and their common romantic obsession Gilda. Gregory Boyd directs.
Coward wrote the play as a vehicle for himself and his friends, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. The show was slightly scandalous in its day for its intimations of libertine living and an assumed menage a trois. A 2001 Broadway revival, directed by Joe Mantello, and starring Alan Cumming, Jennifer Ehle and Dominic West, was criticized for sensational touches and overemphasizing the sexual undertones of the piece.
Design for Living will run July 28 to Aug. 8.
Sets will be designed by Hugh Landwehr, costumes by Candice Donnelly, lights by Rui Rita and sound by John Gromada.
Tomei, known for her Oscar-winning turn in "My Cousin Vinny," appeared most recently on Broadway in Salome: The Reading. Her WTF credits include Rocket to the Moon and The Rose Tattoo. The Naked Angels Theater Company member has also frequented the stage in Tony Kushner's Slavs!, Waiting For Lefty, What the Butler Saw , Demonology) and Broadway's Wait Until Dark. Weber, well known from the television series "Wings," succeeded Matthew Broderick in the Broadway production of The Producers. Scott put in some stage appearances in New York and in the regions during the early '90s, among them Long Day's Journey Into Night, Pericles, On the Bum and Hamlet. Lately, he has concentrated on film. Recent credits include "Roger Dodger," "The Secret Life of Dentists," and "The Spanish Prisoner."