MTC Takes Talley's Folly Off 2005-06 Season

News   MTC Takes Talley's Folly Off 2005-06 Season
The good casting idea of marrying Cynthia Nixon to a revival of Talley's Folly will not come to light at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2005-06 after all.

Due to "casting issues" the not-for-profit has taken the planned Broadway revival of the Lanford Wilson work off its slate, with a replacement to be announced.

The casting of Nixon ("Sex and the City") as WASPy Sally Talley struck a note with fans of Wilson's Talley trilogy of plays. When she was a child actress, Nixon appeared in Fifth of July in New York (and in a PBS broadcast of the play).

In Talley's Folly Nixon was to have played a rich, plainspoken small-town girl wooed by a Jewish lad in a boathouse on her family property in Missouri. The play won Lanford Wilson the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Fifth of July was set on the same property 30 years later. Talley and Son is set on the same night as Talley's Folly, but focuses on what happens in the family home that night.

Doug Hughes (Frozen, Doubt) was to direct at the Biltmore. "Set on the Fourth of July in 1944, Talley's Folly follows two unlikely lovers in their hesitant dance toward the impossible: true love," according to MTC notes.

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