By Andrew Gans
19 Jun 2012
|Photo by Johan Persson|
She will succeed Annie Parisse, who will play her final performance July 15.
Goldberg was nominated for the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress when she created the roles of Betsy and Lindsey in the 2011 Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning production of Clybourne Park at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre. A native of Vancouver, Canada, Goldberg studied drama in London before starring there in productions of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia at the Bush Theatre and Six Degrees of Separation at the Old Vic. Goldberg was last seen by New York audiences in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Look Back in Anger.
Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award, Clybourne Park, according to press notes, is "the wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification."