Ian McShane (The
Homecoming) and his wife Gwen McShane welcomed the "other dysfunctional family" back
to the boards last night at August: Osage County.
August: Osage County's
official Broadway opening night is rescheduled for Tuesday, December 4,
2007. The play began preview
performances on October 30, 2007, but the stagehands' strike prompted August to suspend performances and
postpone its official opening at Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St). Steppenwolf Theatre announced plans last week
to extend the play's run by three weeks to help recover lost dates from the
strike. The added performances will
extend August's Broadway run through
March 9, 2008.
The highly-anticipated new American play by Pulitzer Prize
finalist and Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts (Bug, Killer Joe) is
making its Broadway premiere direct from Steppenwolf's sold-out engagement in Chicago.
"When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must
return to their three-story home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter.
With rich insight and brilliant humor, Letts paints a vivid portrait of a
Midwestern family at a turning point," state press notes.
Anna D. Shapiro (The
Pain and the Itch, Iron) directs the production. The design team will
feature sets by Todd Rosenthal, costumes by Ana Kuzmanic, lighting by Ann
Wrightson, sound design by Richard Woodbury and David Singer will create original
The ensemble from Steppenwolf will reprise their roles for
the Broadway run: Ian Barford, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Francis
Guinan, Dennis Letts, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry,
Rondi Reed and Troy West. Brian Kerwin joins the cast in New York.
The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesdays – Fridays
at 7:30PM, Saturdays at 8PM, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 2PM and Sundays at
Tickets are priced at $26.50-$99.50 and are available at www.Telecharge.com or (212)
239-6200. Visit the official show
website here: www.AugustOnBroadway.com
Photos by Noah