Jane Adams Walks Out on Altman’s Resurrection Blues

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It has been confirmed that Jane Adams has walked out on Robert Altman’s production of Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues at London’s Old Vic.

The news is the latest blow to Kevin Spacey’s regime at the theatre and comes after confirmation that the Old Vic Theatre Company will not stage any productions between the early closure of Resurrection Blues on April 15 and a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten in mid September.

The Old Vic has not said which shows were planned and subsequently pulled for the five month period.

According to a spokeswoman, Adams (An Inspector Calls, The Crucible and Enchanted April) left Resurrection Blues last week. For the rest of the show’s run the role of Emily will be played by Adams’ understudy Megan Arellanes.

Adams’s departure appears to compound the problems caused by a series of poorly received productions under Spacey’s artistic directorship. Miller’s penultimate play, which stars Maximilian Schell and Hollywood actors Matthew Modine and Neve Campbell, was originally booking until April 22.

Spacey’s regime got off to a shaky start in 2004 with Cloaca by Dutch writer Maria Goos. Philadelphia Story, and Dennis McIntyre’s National Anthems also led to mixed reviews. Trevor Nunn’s 2005 production of Richard II, for which Spacey’s title role performance received the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Shakespearian Performance, is one of the few exceptions in the critically disappointing season.

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