Suddenly Last Summer Star Blythe Danner Chats on NBC's "Today Show" Nov. 21

News   Suddenly Last Summer Star Blythe Danner Chats on NBC's "Today Show" Nov. 21
Blythe Danner — current star of Off-Broadway's Suddenly Last Summer —  will appear on NBC's "Today Show" Nov. 21 during the 9-10 AM hour.

The award-winning actress will discuss her role in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of the Tennessee Williams drama with "Today" host Natalie Morales.

Mark Brokaw (The Constant Wife) directs the work that officially opened Nov. 15 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Carla Gugino also stars with Becky Ann Baker, Gale Harold, Sandra Shipley, Karen Walsh and Wayne Wilcox. The drama will play through Jan. 21, 2007.

In Williams' psychological drama, Danner stars as "the formidable Mrs. Venable, an aging widow distraught over the mysterious death of her son," according to a release. "When the young cousin (Gugino) who traveled with him begins raising scandalous allegations, Mrs. Venable will stop at nothing to preserve her son's reputation."

Danner won two consecutive Emmy Awards for her turn on Showtime's "HUFF." On stage, she earned a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in Butterflies Are Free and was further nominated for performances in A Streetcar Named Desire, Betrayal and Follies. A stage veteran, she has also appeared in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing as well as Williamstown Theatre Festival runs of The Sea Gull, The Royal Family and more. Her movie roles include "1776," "The Great Santini," "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Meet the Parents" and "Sylvia."

Tickets may be purchased by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, visiting the Laura Pels box office (111 West 46 Street) or online at

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