The 50th Anniversary production and first Broadway revival of William Gibson's THE MIRACLE WORKER, directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined) stars Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, iconic roles made famous by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke in the Tony Award® winning play and landmark feature film adaptation.
THE MIRACLE WORKER also features Golden Globe Award® winner and Emmy Award® nominee Matthew Modine (the film Short Cuts, "And the Band Played On"), Jennifer Morrison (Fox series "House M.D.," the film Star Trek), Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman), Tobias Segal, Daniel Oreskes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz.
THE MIRACLE WORKER is staged in the round for the first time at Circle in the Square Theatre. Previews began Friday, February 12, 2010 toward an official opening on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
Set in Tuscumbia, Alabama in the 1880s, THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the story of the young Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf after a childhood illness, and the extraordinary woman, Annie Sullivan, who taught her to communicate with the world.
THE MIRACLE WORKER features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, original music and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, hair design by Charles LaPointe and physical coaching and movement by Lee Sher.
THE MIRACLE WORKER is produced by David Richenthal, Eric Falkenstein, Randall L. Wreghitt, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, Dan Frishwasser, Joseph J. Grano, Jr., Mallory Factor, David & Sheila Lehrer, Martha Falkenberg, Bruce J. Carusi & Susan Altamore Carusi, Cheryl Lachowicz, Lynn Shaw; in association with Connie Bartlow Kristan and Jamie deRoy/Remmel T. Dickinson.
THE MIRACLE WORKER originally opened at The Playhouse Theatre on October 19, 1959 and was awarded the 1960 Tony Award® for Best Play in addition to garnering leading lady Anne Bancroft a Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Play for the role of Annie Sullivan and a Theatre World Award for newcomer Patty Duke for her portrayal of Helen Keller. Both actresses received Academy Awards® for their work in the feature film adaptation. For more information, visit www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
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