Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present the Broadway premiere of Scott McPherson's comedy Marvin's Room for a limited engagement from June 8-August 27 at the American Airlines Theatre. The official opening is set for June 29.
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 eighteen years.
Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit) will make her Broadway debut as director. The cast and design team will be announced soon.
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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