Playbill joined the stars and director of the Broadway premiere of Scott McPherson’s Marvin’s Room to chat about the play, rehearsals, and what we can expect from the production. Watch the video above to see highlights from the interviews.
Leading the cast of the Roundabout Theatre Company production are Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston. In McPherson’s comedic drama, two sisters are reunited when one is diagnosed with leukemia. After learning of her illness, Bessie (Taylor) attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister Lee (Garofalo).
Performances will begin June 8 at the American Airlines Theatre ahead of a June 29 opening, with direction by Obie winner Anne Kauffman. The limited engagement is scheduled to play through August 27.
Rounding out the cast are Jack DiFalco (Yen), Carman Lacivita (Cyrano de Bergerac), Nedra McClyde (Jessica Jones), Luca Padovan (School of Rock), and Triney Sandoval (Macbeth). Flip through photos of the cast meeting the press below:
Marvin’s Room was developed and produced at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in 1990 and later in New York. The playwright also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation, which starred Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep as Bessie and Lee, respectively, along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. McPherson died of AIDS in 1992, and the film was released five years later.
For tickets and more information visit RoundaboutTheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300 for more information. The American Airlines Theatre is located at 227 West 42nd Street, New York.