Spacey's Moon for the Misbegotten Will Open April 8

News   Spacey's Moon for the Misbegotten Will Open April 8
The acclaimed London production of A Moon for the Misbegotten will officially open on Broadway April 8, one day earlier than previously reported. The revival of Eugene O'Neill's work, starring Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, will begin previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre March 29.

Eve Best and Kevin Spacey in Moon for the Misbegotten
Eve Best and Kevin Spacey in Moon for the Misbegotten Photo by Simon Annand

The limited engagement — co-starring Eve Best and Colm Meaney, who also appeared opposite Spacey in London — will play through June 10.

Howard Davies, who directed the London run at the Old Vic — where Spacey is artistic director — will repeat his duties for the Broadway production. Spacey will again play James Tyrone Jr. in the play, which will mark his third O'Neill on Broadway. The actor was previously seen in Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Iceman Cometh.

A Moon for the Misbegotten, according to press notes, "tells the shattering story of Josie Hogan (Best), a towering woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation who lives in a dilapidated Connecticut farmhouse with her conniving father, Phil (Meaney). During one long moonlit night fueled by drink and lust, Josie's softer side is exposed through her feelings for Hogan's landlord Jim Tyrone (Spacey), and two implacable souls reveal to each other the grief, longing and unrequited love they've hidden from the world."

The design team for the Broadway production comprises Bob Crowley (scenic design), Lynette Mauro (costume design), Mark Henderson (lighting design) and Christopher Shutt (sound design). Dominic Muldowney penned original music; the sound system design is by T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Casella.

A Moon for the Misbegotten premiered on Broadway in 1957 and was most recently seen in 2000 with a cast led by Cherry Jones, Roy Dotrice and Gabriel Byrne. Kevin Spacey won a Tony Award for his performance in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers and was Tony-nominated for his work in The Iceman Cometh. His other Broadway credits include Long Day's Journey Into Night, Hurlyburly and Ghosts. A two-time Oscar winner for his performances in "American Beauty" and "The Usual Suspects," Spacey is currently the artistic director of London's Old Vic Theatre.

Performances will be Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 7 PM with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

Beginning Jan. 17, tickets will be available exclusively to American Express cardholders by calling (212) 307-4100. The Brooks Atkinson box office, located at 256 West 47th Street, will open Feb. 5.

Tickets, priced $82.50-$102.50, will be available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting Same-day student seats will be available to those under 25 on the day of the performance at the box office for $26.50.

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