Laura Donnelly is the only cast member to transfer to Broadway from the original Royal Court production of Jez Butterworth's The River. The Northern Ireland actress made her on-screen debut in 2005 in the Channel 4 drama "Sugar Rush." She was also seen in Philadelphia, Here I Come! at the Donmar Warehouse as well as Judgment Day (Almeida), Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream (both at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park). She will join Broadway favorite and Tony winner Hugh Jackman for her Main Stem debut.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.