Joseph Hardy directs the American premiere starting Jan. 23, 2008, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Opening night is Feb. 11 for the limited run, which will run through March 8.
Following an acclaimed run at London's Soho Theater, Grace heads stateside with Tony Award-nominated actress Lynn Redgrave in the title role. Just announced to join the actress are Philip Goodwin (Tartuffe, The Diary of Anne Frank, King Lear) as Tony, Oscar Isaac (Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Beauty of the Father) as Tom and K.K. Moggie (Richard III, A Peddlers Tale, Fetes de la Nuit) as Ruth.
Grace centers on "a mother, a wife and a brilliant professor," according to an announcement. "Her bold assertions on the 'absurdity' of religion have propelled her to center stage in the public debate over the existence of God. But Grace's private calm is severely shaken when her son, Tom, announces a career change from civil rights attorney to priest."
Last seen on Broadway in a Tony-nominated turn in The Constant Wife, Redgrave penned and appeared in a trilogy of works about her family: Shakespeare For My Father, The Mandrake Root and Nightingale. Her other credits include Talking Heads, The Exonerated, Black Comedy, Aren't We All, Moon Over Buffalo and another Tony-nominated turn in Mrs. Warren's Profession. She was nominated for Academy Awards for her work in the films "Gods and Monsters" and "Georgy Girl."
MCC will next present the world premiere of Neil LaBute's new work, reasons to be pretty, (May 14-July 5, 2008) as the final show of its season. Tickets to Grace at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, can be purchased by calling (212) 279-4200 or online at mcctheater.com.