***image2:left***New York: Blythe Danner and Carla Gugino are set to star in the Roundabout Theater Company’s upcoming Off-Broadway production of Suddenly Last Summer. Tennessee Williams’ play, directed by Mark Brokaw, will begin previews at the Laura Pels Theater on October 20, 2006 and officially open on November 15th for a limted run through January 21, 2007.
More casting and the design team will be announced soon.
Danner won a Tony for her work in Butterflies Are Free and was nominated for Follies, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Betrayl. Her other Broadway credits include The Deep Blue Sea, Blithe Spirit, Twelth Night, and The Miser.
Gugino made her New York stage debut in the Roundabout’s 2004 production of After the Fall.
In the play, Mrs. Venable (Danner) is an aging widow distraught over the mysterious death of her son. When the young cousin traveling with him (Gugino) begins raising scandalous allegations, Mrs. Venable will stop at nothing to preserve her son’s reputation.
Suddenly Last Summer premiered Off-Broadway on January 7, 1958. It was adapted into a film in 1959 starring Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, and Montgomery Clift.
Tickets will go on sale next month and will be available through www.roundabouttheatre.org.