Beginning Dec. 23 interested theatergoers can purchase tickets, priced $76.25-$96.25, by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. Tickets are currently available to American Express Card members.
The Year of Magical Thinking will begins its 24-week engagement at the Booth Theatre March 6, 2007, with an official opening scheduled for March 29. David Hare will direct the play, which was penned by Didion based on her own best-selling memoir.
In the new play Redgrave, according to press notes, "relives the unforgettable night in Joan Didion's life when, even as her only child lay in a coma, her husband of 40 years, writer John Gregory Dunne, died suddenly of a massive coronary as they sat down to dinner in their New York apartment. Capturing the compassion, humor, and bewilderment of a fiercely intelligent woman whose world lurches suddenly from the ordinary to the unimaginable, The Year of Magical Thinking is a love letter to a child and a tribute to an extraordinary, unconventional marriage told with raw candor and a storyteller's gift for the absurd."
Tony Award winner Bob Crowley will design the sets, Ann Roth will do the costume design and Jean Kalman will handle lighting.
Redgrave, who has a lifetime of theatre experience, both in London and New York, most recently appeared on Broadway in Long Day's Journey Into Night. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Mary Tyrone. Producers are Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Daryl Roth, Debra Black and The Shubert Organization with executive producers Stuart Thompson and John Barlow.
The Booth Theatre is located in Manhattan at 222 West 45th Street.