The world premiere of Taylor Mac's Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus officially opens at the Booth Theatre on Broadway April 21. The new comedy from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow takes place just after the conclusion of William Shakespeare’s first tragedy—years of bloody battles are over, the civil war has ended, and the country has been stolen by madmen.
In Gary, which is produced by Scott Rudin, the Roman Empire has fallen and 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.
Preview performances of Gary began March 11 following a slight delay after original cast member Andrea Martin was injured and forced to withdraw from the production. Nielsen, who had originally been cast as midwife Carol, assumed Martin's role following her injury, and White joined the production shortly after.
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.