Plimpton Replaces Posey in New Off-Broadway Hurlyburly

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Actress Martha Plimpton will join the cast of Off-Broadway's Hurlyburly June 14 to replace the departing Parker Posey who exits the show June 11.
Martha Plimpton
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Plimpton will assume the role of Darlene which Posey originated in this revival, according to production spokespersons.

Actress Plimpton has been seen Off-Broadway in False Servant (Classic Stage Company), subUrbia (Lincoln Center), Hobson's Choice (Atlantic Theater Company), Boston Marriage (The Public Theater) and Flesh and Blood (New York Theater Workshop). Her stage credits with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company include The Libertine, Playboy of the Western World, The Glass Menagerie and as the title character in Hedda Gabler. Her film credits include "The Goonies," "Running on Empty," "Another Woman," "Stanley and Iris," "Pecker," "Parenthood," "I Shot Andy Warhol" and in voice on the upcoming animated film "Hair High" — which she also co-produced.

Following its recent run through March 19 at the Acorn Theatre, the staging by New Group artistic director Scott Elliott (Aunt Dan and Lemon) with a revised script by David Rabe began anew April 11 at the new 499-seat theatre for a run currently slated through July 2.

Interspersed with 80's music (Talking Heads, Queen and David Bowie) and occasional glimpses of the world through the set's pre-remote-controlled television ("The Smurfs," "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"), Rabe's revised drama follows the lives of four men working the Hollywood machine. The quartet pontificate on their ex-wives, friendships and work while enduring life through vices (drugs, alcohol and women).

The starry company of Hurlyburly is known for their work on screen as well as stage. Ethan Hawke's credits include Henry IV and "Reality Bites"; Wallace Shawn's include Aunt Dan and Lemon and "The Princess Bride"; Bobby Cannavale has acted in Fucking A and "The Station Agent"; Josh Hamilton was featured in Proof and "With Honors"; and Halley Wegryn Gross appeared in True Love and "Third Watch." Elizabeth Berkley (Sly Fox, "Showgirls") recently replaced original star Catherine Kellner (The Long Christmas Ride Home, "Pearl Harbor").

The new run is produced by New Group in association with Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum and The Kennedy/Marshall Company.

Tickets to Hurlyburly at 37 Arts, 450 West 37th Street (near 10th Ave.) are available by calling (212) 307-4100.

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