Sharr White’s The True, Starring Edie Falco, Begins Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Sharr White’s The True, Starring Edie Falco, Begins Off-Broadway
The New Group production begins performances September 4 at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
Edie Falco Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Performances begin September 4 for the world premiere of Sharr White’s play The True, directed by Scott Elliott in a production from The New Group. In the new play, Edie Falco (Oz, The Sopranos) stars as Dorothea "Polly” Noonan, the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine.

The True is billed as an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics. Completing the cast Off-Broadway are Austin Cauldwell, Glenn Fitzgerald, Michael McKean, John Pankow, Peter Scolari, and Tracy Shayn.

The True is scheduled to play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through October 21 at The Pershing Square Signature Center in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, where the production will officially open September 20.

Scenic design is by Derek McLane, costume design is by Clint Ramos, lighting design is by Jeff Croiter, and sound design is by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

The production reunites playwright White with The New Group following the 2014 production of White’s play Annapurna starring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and directed by Bart DeLorenzo.

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