Manhattan Theatre Club's production of How I Learned to Drive opened on Broadway April 19, following previews beginning March 29. The new production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer-winning play is running at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, after being delayed due to the COVID-19 Broadway shutdown.
How I Learned to Drive, which follows a woman coming to terms with her sexually abusive uncle through a series of flashbacks, reunites the original cast and director from its 1997 Off-Broadway premiere, featuring direction by Mark Brokaw and leading performances by Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, who reprise their roles of Li’l Bit and Uncle Peck, respectively. They're joined by fellow original cast member Johanna Day and newcomers Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers. Rounding out the company as understudies are Suzy Jane Hunt, Emily Young, Curt Bouril, and Charles Browning.
Look inside opening night below!
The play's creative team includes scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Mark McCullough, original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem, video design by Lucy MacKinnon, music direction and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus, dialect coaching by Deborah Hecht, and production stage management by James Fitzsimmons. The production is cast by Kelly Gillespie, Nancy Piccione, and Caparelliotis Casting.