Performances begin March 11 on Broadway for the world premiere of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac. The debut production, directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe at the Booth Theatre, begins previews with a slight delay after cast member Andrea Martin was forced to withdraw from the production following an injury.
Gary will open on Broadway as scheduled on April 11. The cast is made up of three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane as Gary, Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen as Janice, and Tony Award winner Julie White as Carol.
The show was scheduled to begin performances March 5 with Martin in the role of Janice. Nielsen, who had originally been cast as midwife Carol, assumed Martin's role following her injury. White joined the production shortly after. The production was again delayed when March 9 previews were canceled.
Gary, which is produced by Scott Rudin, takes place just after the conclusion of William Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over, the civil war has ended, and the country has been stolen by madmen. There are casualties everywhere (among them a midwife on the verge of death), and two very lowly servants are charged with cleaning up the bodies.
The creative team includes four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth (costume design), nine-time Tony Award winner Jules Fisher and three-time Tony Award winner Peggy Eisenhauer (lighting design), Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman (original music), Tony nominee Dan Moses Schreier (sound design), and Tony winner Bill Irwin (movement). Casting is by Telsey + Company.
Mac is the creator, author, and star of the acclaimed A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, as well as the playwright of Hir, seen at Playwrights Horizons. Other full-length works include The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Lily's Revenge, The Young Ladies Of, Red Tide Blooming, and The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac.
Mac uses judy as a gender pronoun. Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus marks judy's Broadway debut.