Heather Burns Replaces Maria Dizzia in Off-Broadway's Dinner with Friends

News   Heather Burns Replaces Maria Dizzia in Off-Broadway's Dinner with Friends
Roundabout Theatre Company announced Dec. 11 that Heather Burns has replaced Maria Dizzia in the role of Beth in the upcoming production of Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner with Friends, which will begin previews Jan. 17, 2014, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Dizzia departed the production before rehearsals began, for personal reasons. Opening night is scheduled for Feb. 13.

Directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, the cast will also feature Marin Hinkle as Karen, Darren Pettie as Tom and Jeremy Shamos as Gabe.

Performances are scheduled to continue through April 13, 2014.

"Ever since Karen (Hinkle) and Gabe (Shamos) played matchmaker with their friends Beth (Burns) and Tom (Pettie), the two couples have been inseparable—going to the Vineyard every summer, raising their kids and enjoying countless dinners together," according to press notes. "But when one marriage unexpectedly crumbles, the couples' lives begin to veer in opposite directions. Can these four friends move on to the next chapter without moving apart… or have they changed beyond recognition?"

The design team includes Allen Moyer (sets), Ilona Somogyi (costumes), Jane Cox (lights) and Josh Schmidt (original music and compositions). Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM with matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

Tickets are available online at roundabouttheatre.org, by phone at (212) 719-1300, or in person at the Laura Pels Box Office (111 West 46th Street). Tickets are $82.

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