Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of William
Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba will officially open Thursday, January
24 opening at MTC's Biltmore Theatre (261
West 47th Street). The production is directed by
two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Pressman ("Law & Order," To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday).
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and Tony Award nominee S. Epatha Merkerson ("Lackawanna Blues," "Law and Order,") and Drama Desk Award
winner and Tony nominee Kevin Anderson (Death
of a Salesman, Orphans) head the
cast of this new production which also includes Joseph Adams ("Dirty Sexy
Money"), Chad Hoeppner (Butley),
Daniel Damon Joyce (Broadway debut), Lyle Kanouse (Big River), Zoe Kazan (The
Prime of Miss Jean Brody), Brian Smith (The
Fabulous Life of a Size Zero), Keith Randolph Smith (Jitney), Brenda Wehle (Talking
Heads) and Matthew J. Williamson ("Will & Grace").
"Lola (Merkerson) is a faded beauty queen trapped in a
lonely marriage to Doc (Anderson), a recovering alcoholic on the brink of
relapse. When a pretty young woman becomes a boarder in their cluttered Midwest home, their lives are unsettled as unspoken
passions rise to the surface. As the emptiness of their marriage is laid bare,
can they find their way back to each other or will they be undone? This new
look at William Inge's great American story is an absorbing tale of lost hopes
and unfulfilled promise, told with unflinching honesty and heartbreaking power,"
explain press notes.
The creative team for the production includes: James Noone
(scenic design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), Jane Cox (lighting
design), Obadiah Eaves (sound design), Peter Golub (original music), J. David
Brimmer (fight director), and David Caparelliotis (casting).
Tickets to Come Back,
Little Sheba are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200,
(800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at Telecharge.com, and at the
Biltmore Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th
Avenue). Tickets range in price from $46.50-91.50. Student rush tickets are available the day of
the performance at the Biltmore Theatre box office for $26.50.
For information on how to subscribe please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
Performances schedule through Sunday, January 20: Tuesday –
Saturday at 8 PM. Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
Performance schedule starting Tuesday, January 22 – Sunday,
March 16: Tuesday – Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and
Sunday at 2 PM.
Photos by Joan Marcus