Add another star-driven play to Broadway's 2013-14 slate, with Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts tapped to star in a Rialto staging of Will Eno's "The Realistic Joneses," gearing up for a February start.
The Sam Gold-directed play, which had a well-reviewed world premiere at Yale Repertory Theater in 2012, joins a competitive season slate of plays headlined by notable stars. The fall lineup is particularly crowded, with titles including Daniel Craig-Rachel Weisz starrer "Betrayal," Zachary Quinto outing "The Glass Menagerie," Billy Crystal vehicle "700 Sundays" and Ethan Hawke topliner "Macbeth," plus Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart appearing in rep in plays by Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. Spring outings include Denzel Washington in "A Raisin in the Sun" and Debra Messing starring in "Outside Mullingar," plus the Bryan Cranston-led "All the Way," also angling for a venue.
Letts is the only actor to remain with the show after originating his role at Yale Rep. Parker Posey, Johanna Day and Glenn Fitzgerald co-starred in that production, also helmed by Gold.
Existential comedy's storyline centers on neighboring couples who live in identical houses and share the same last name.
Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel -- the producers behind shows including "Virginia Woolf," "Glass Menagerie" and "Porgy and Bess," as well as the upcoming "All the Way" -- produce "Joneses" along with Jam Theatricals, Stacey Mindich and Susan Gallin/Mary Lu Roffe.
Production is planned to begin previews in February prior to a March opening, with exact dates and theater to be determined.
Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall Are 'Realistic Joneses' on Broadway
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