Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen completes the cast of the Broadway premiere of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac, directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. She joins previously announced three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin in the world premiere.
Performances will begin March 5, 2019, at Broadway’s Booth Theatre ahead of an April 11 opening.
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus is produced by Scott Rudin. The play takes place just after the conclusion of William Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over, the civil war has ended, and the country has been stolen by madmen. There are casualties everywhere (among them a midwife on the verge of death, played by Nielsen) and two very lowly servants (played by Lane and Martin) are charged with cleaning up the bodies.
The creative team will include four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth (costume design), and nine-time Tony Award winner Jules Fisher and three-time Tony Award winner Peggy Eisenhauer (lighting design).
Mac is the creator, author, and star of the acclaimed A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, as well as the playwright of Hir, seen at Playwrights Horizons. Other full-length works include The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Lily's Revenge, The Young Ladies Of, Red Tide Blooming, and The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac.
Mac uses judy as a gender pronoun. Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus marks judy's Broadway debut.