Wonderful Town's Donna Murphy In Talks for TV Sitcom

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Two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy, who is currently heading the cast of the Wonderful Town revival, is in negotiations to co-star in a comedy pilot for NBC.
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Hollywood Reporter says that Murphy is in talks to star opposite Jeff Goldblum in a new NBC comedy pilot entitled "My 11:30." The sitcom concerns a playboy/financial consultant played by Goldblum who begins to meltdown from the pressures of his job and lifestyle. He seeks the help of a "no-nonsense therapist," which would be played by Murphy. Murphy previously played a therapist, Dr. Ruby Stern, on ABC's short-lived "What About Joan."

According to the industry paper, Murphy's "obligation to Wonderful Town has presented NBC with a logistical challenge."

Donna Murphy received Tony Awards for her performances in Stephen Sondheim's Passion and the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. Her other Broadway credits include They're Playing Our Song, The Human Comedy and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Murphy's screen credits include "Murder One," "The Day Lincoln Was Shot," "Star Trek: Insurrection," "Hack" and "The Last Debate."

Wonderful Town began previews Nov. 5 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and officially opened Nov. 23. The production marks the first Broadway revival of the 1953 Bernstein-Comden-Green musical and the Broadway directorial debut of choreographer Kathleen Marshall.

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