Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston will star in Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Broadway premiere of Scott McPherson's Marvin's Room. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the production begins performances June 8 at the American Airlines Theatre, with opening night set for June 29.
Garofalo will make her Broadway debut as Lee, with Taylor as Bessie and Weston as Ruth. The creative team will include Laura Jellinek (sets), Jessica Pabst (costumes), Japhy Weideman (lights), and Daniel Kluger (original music and sound).
Marvin's Room follows estranged sisters Lee and Bessie. Lee is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Bessie's got her hands full with their elderly father and his soap opera-obsessed sister. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, the two women reunite for the first time in 18 years.
Marvin's Room premiered at the Goodman Theatre in February 1990 and went on to Hartford Stage, Playwrights Horizons, and the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York. For his work on Marvin's Room, McPherson received the 1990 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play, and the 1991 Whiting Writer's Award, among others.
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