Be the first to get a special behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the new Broadway production of THE MIRACLER WORKER before performances begin Friday, February 12 at Circle in the Square Theatre.
Watch the video featuring interviews with the stars and director and get a bird's eye view into the New York press rehearsal below!
The 50th Anniversary production and first Broadway revival of William Gibson's Tony Award® winning play THE MIRACLE WORKER, directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined) will star 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 will also feature Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® nominee Matthew Modine ("And the Band Played On," Short Cuts), Jennifer Morrison (Fox series "House M.D.," the film Star Trek), Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman), Tobias Segal, Daniel Orsekes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz.
THE MIRACLE WORKER will be staged in the round for the first time at Circle in the Square Theatre. Previews begin Friday, February 12, 2010 toward an official opening on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
Set in the South in the 1880s, THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the story of real-life blind and deaf Medal of Freedom winner Helen Keller, who suddenly lost her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months, and the extraordinary teacher who taught her to communicate with the world, Annie Sullivan.
Young film star Abigail Breslin will make her Broadway debut in the role of Helen Keller. She made her breakthrough feature film appearance as Mel Gibson's leading lady at the tender age of five in M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 film Signs, and received an Academy Award® nomination for her critically-acclaimed title role performance in the runaway hit comedy Little Miss Sunshine.
Alison Pill returns to the stage following starring on Broadway in Mauritius and in the Off-Broadway hits reasons to be pretty and Blackbird, for which she received Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations. She was nominated for a Tony Award® for her Broadway debut in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. She recently appeared in the hit feature film Milk opposite Sean Penn and the acclaimed HBO series "In Treatment."
Director Kate Whoriskey most recently staged the acclaimed and much-extended world premiere of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winning play Ruined at the Goodman Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Club and Inked Baby at Playwrights Horizons. Theater credits include regional productions of Heartbreak House, The Rose Tattoo, Antigone and Intimate Apparel, as well as Off-Broadway's Fabulation. Whoriskey was recently named artistic director of Seattle's Intiman Theatre.
A veteran of over 50 feature films Matthew Modine will make his Broadway debut in The Miracle Worker. He starred in Birdy, Married to the Mob, Vision Quest, Full Metal Jacket, Orphans, Pacific Heights and On Any Given Sunday. He earned Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® nominations for his performance in HBO's critically acclaimed and Emmy Award® winning drama "And the Band Played On." On stage he starred in the critically acclaimed Hartford Stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird and in the world premiere of Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas at the Geffen Playhouse, a satire about the film industry.