A new Richard Nelson play, Madame Melville will reach Broadway this fall, Nelson said backstage at the Tonys, June 4. Nelson will direct.
No theatre or dates have been announced.
Nelson won a Tony for his book to James Joyce's The Dead, which he co-wrote and directed and which played Broadway this season. The Dead, a musical adaptation of Jame Joyce's short story, originated at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons last fall. It quickly sold out and transferred to Broadway, but closed in April. It failed to win any other Tony Awards, including that for best musical, but one of its stars, Blair Brown, won for her performance in Copenhagen.
The Dead is due to open at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles this summer, with much of the original cast intact (though not Brown and Christopher Walken). Nelson said it would then tour.
Nelson's other plays include New England, Some Americans Abroad and Two Shakespearean Actors. By Robert Simonson