Rebeck's The Water's Edge with Burton and Goldwyn Slated for Summer Run in NYC

News   Rebeck's The Water's Edge with Burton and Goldwyn Slated for Summer Run in NYC
Second Stage Theatre has set dates for its upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of Theresa Rebeck's The Water's Edge starring Kate Burton and Tony Goldwyn.

Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum, Terrorism) directs the New York debut of the work by the playwright of Bad Dates and Spike Heels. The work will begin May 23 and open June 14 at the midtown Manhattan stage for a run through July 9.

Tony Award nominee Burton (recently on Broadway in The Constant Wife) and film star Goldwyn ("Reckless," "Ghost") headline the work in which a woman and her two children live in their inherited lakeside home until the long-estranged ex-husband shows up with his new girlfriend to claim the house. Austin Lysy (Hobson's Choice) also appears.

Frears — who will next direct David Marshall Grant's Pen at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons — had staged the debut of The Water's Edge at the 2004 Williamstown Theatre Festival starring Burton and Lysy opposite Michael Gaston, Gretchen Cleevely and Fiona Gallagher.

Playwright Rebeck has previously collaborated with Second Stage on her plays The Family of Mann, Loose Knit and Spike Heels. She also co-wrote (with Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros) the 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist Omnium Gatherum.

Second Stage currently presents the acclaimed Douglas Carter Beane comedy The Little Dog Laughed (extended through Feb. 26) and will next house the world premiere of Show People by Paul Weitz (Privilege, Roulette) March 14-April 30. For subscription and ticket information for Second Stage, 307 West 43rd Street (just off Eighth Ave.), visit the box office, call (212) 246 4422 or (800) 766-6048 or visit

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