LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences, will present the play, directed by Daniel Aukin, June 6-July 2, 2011, at Off-Broadway's The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 W. 42nd Street. Opening night is June 20.
According to LCT3, "After losing his best friend while they were on a cross-country bike trip, 21-year-old Leo (to be played by recent Juilliard grad Gabriel Ebert) seeks solace from his feisty 91-year-old grandmother (Mary Louise Wilson) in her West Village apartment. 4000 Miles examines how these two outsiders find their way in today's world."
Additional casting and the design team for 4000 Miles will be announced at a later date.
Herzog also wrote After The Revolution, which just completed a run at Playwrights Horizons. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Yale School of Drama, Ensemble Studio Theater, Arena Stage, New York Stage and Film, Provincetown Playhouse and ACT in San Francisco.
Aukin was artistic director of Soho Repertory Theatre where his productions included Everything Will Be Different, Suitcase (which he also directed at the La Jolla Playhouse), Molly’s Dream and (sic) (for which he won an Obie Award). Wilson won the Tony Award and received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for her performance in Grey Gardens. Her other credits include Full Gallop (as Diana Vreeland for which she won a Drama Desk Award), the revival of Cabaret (Tony Award nomination), Show Boat, Fools, Prelude to a Kiss, Gypsy and Flora The Red Menace.
Ebert is currently in Broadway's Brief Encounter.
Prior to 4000 Miles, LCT3 will produce the world premiere of When I Come To Die, by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Tommy Kail, beginning performances Jan. 31, opening Feb. 10 and running through Feb. 27 at the Duke on 42nd Street.