Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Brooks Atkinson To Get Space(y)d Out With Moon For The Misbegotten

Brooks Atkinson To Get Space(y)d Out With Moon For The Misbegotten

Look for the critically-acclaimed London revival of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon For The Misbegotten to transfer to the Great White Way's Brooks Atkinson Theatre this March, with opening night set for April 9.

Academy and Tony Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey will perform in the fifth Broadway incarnation of the drama along with his London co-stars Eve Best and Colm Meaney.

The new revival will mark the 50th anniversary since the show first appeared on the Great White Way in 1957, coming four year's after O'Neill's death. That production only lasted 68 performances, but featured Wendy Hiller, who received the mounting's sole Tony nomination.

The first revival came at the close of 1973 with such high profile names as Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst and Ed Flanders attached to it; the latter two actors earned two of the acclaimed production's four Tony Awards. All totaled, the production enjoyed 313 regular performances.

Kate Nelligan received a Tony nomination with 1984's second revival that had just 40 regular performances.

More recently, Gabriel Byrne and Cherry Jones headlined the Daniel Sullivan-helmed 2000 revival that garnered four Tony nominations; Roy Dotrice won a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play. That revival enjoyed 120 regular performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Will American critics warm to this latest revival? Or does it come too close on the heels of the 2000 revival? Stay tuned!

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