Thursday, August 16, 2007

Little Sheba To Come Back To Broadway

Little Sheba To Come Back To Broadway

It's been 57 years since William Inge's seminal Come Back, Little Sheba was presented on a Broadway stage.

That one and only Rialto production provided both Sidney Blackmer and Shirley Booth with Tony Awards for their portrayals of Doc and Lola, respectively. Booth even copped an Academy Award in 1952 when she recreated the role for the big screen.

Now, Come Back, Little Sheba is set to come back to the Great White Way early next year. With Michael Pressman at the helm, S. Epatha Merkerson will star in the Manhattan Theatre Club production at the Biltmore Theatre. In June, Pressman and Merkerson teamed up for the play on the Left Coast at LA's Kirk Douglas Theatre -- the show received mixed reviews. The rest of the cast has yet to be announced, although Alan Rosenberg portayed Doc in Los Angeles.

Look for the new Broadway incarnation to open January 24. Time will tell whether this show's worthy of a comeback.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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