Official casting is expected shortly for the production, which is scheduled to begin previews at the Lyceum March 13, 2009, with an official opening scheduled for April 2. Terry Kinney will direct.
The Lyceum Theatre, the recent home of [title of show], is located in Manhattan at 149 West 45th Street.
In reasons to be pretty, press notes state, "Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhanded remarks about a female coworker's pretty face (and his girlfriend's lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend."
The work billed as a "comic drama" delves into the American obsession with physical beauty — closing a LaBute trilogy with that same theme that includes The Shape of Things and Fat Pig.
For LaBute, MCC's resident playwright, this was his sixth work produced by the company. MCC previously presented LaBute's The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Fat Pig, Some Girl(s) and In a Dark Dark House. MCC also produced a one-night benefit evening of his plays, Autobahn. Other LaBute works include bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, This Is How It Goes and Wrecks and the films "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends and Neighbors," "Nurse Betty," "Possession" and "Wicker Man."
reasons to be pretty will mark LaBute's Broadway debut.