Off-Broadway’s Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a two-week extension of its sold-out world premiere by Simon Stephens, Heisenberg, starring Tony and Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt. The news joins a host of Off-Broadway extensions due to ticket demand, including the Public Theater’s The Sound and the Fury and Soho Rep’s 10 out of 12.
MTC’s production of Heisenberg, by Tony and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time), will now play through July 11 at the Studio at Stage II. The critically acclaimed production sees Parker and Arndt playing two beguiling strangers who quickly embark on a life-changing journey.
Soho Rep also recently announced a third extension of Anne Washburn’s 10 out of 12, which will now play through July 18 due to popular demand. Directed by Les Waters, Washburn’s latest work follows a stage cast and crew during tech rehearsal and gives the audience a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at theatre making.
Kevin Kline, Mary-Louise Parker, Jonathan Groff and More to Perform at Lapham’s Quarterly’s DECADES BALL
Lapham’s Quarterly (Editor and Publisher Lewis Lapham) announced today their annual gala, the DECADES BALL: The 1780s, will take place on Monday, June 1 at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway). The gala will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening will also celebrate the 80th birthday of Lewis Lapham, who established the acclaimed literary magazine in 2007.
The evening’s entertainment includes lively readings and performances, which highlight voices from the stage, music, and literature of the era. Performers include Kevin Kline reading Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Jonathan Groff reprising his celebrated turn as King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed new musical Hamilton; Mary-Louise Parker reading an excerpt from Choderlos de Laclos’s Dangerous Liaisons; F. Murray Abraham reading from the journals of William Maclay, one of the members of the first U.S. Senate under the then new constitution; Dakin Matthews, reading two of Benjamin Franklin’s letters; and Julia Bullock singing Mozart. Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, will emcee the evening.
The Folio Society will present the Janus Prize to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff, introduced by Elinor Lipman.
Film star Bruce Willis, who will make his Broadway debut later this year in Misery, and Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker will co-host the 2015 Tony Award nominations on April 28. The nominations will be aired live at 8:30AM ET.
As previously reported, the 69th annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7. An emcee for the festivities will be announced soon. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Broadway productions must officially open by April 23 to be considered eligible for a 2015 Tony Award nomination.
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Mary-Louise Parker will renew her long association with Manhattan Theatre Club this year when she stars in the off-Broadway world premiere of Simon Stephens’ two-hander Heisenberg.
Commissioned by MTC, the play traces the life-changing connection that develops between Parker’s character Clare and a much older man, played by veteran Canadian actor Kenneth Welsh, when she plants a kiss on his neck in the middle of a crowded London train station.
Mark Brokaw (Cinderella) will direct the production, which is scheduled for a strictly limited six-week engagement. It begins previews May 19 in the Stage II studio space at New York City Center, with an official opening June 3.
In a last-minute switch, Uma Thurman has replaced Mary-Louise Parker in NBC’s upcoming all-star miniseries The Slap, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Parker was forced to step aside due to health reasons (the actress is recovering from a bout of pneumonia).
An eight-hour take on the 2011 Australian series, The Slap is about how one man’s punishment of another couple’s child explodes into a complex family drama.
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