Marianne Tatum Will Succeed Eve Plumb in Off-Broadway's Unbroken Circle

By Adam Hetrick
and Andrew Gans
September 18, 2013

Drama Desk Award nominee Marianne Tatum will succeed Eve Plumb in the Off-Broadway production of James Wesley's Unbroken Circle. Plumb, of "Brady Bunch" fame, will play her final performance Sept. 22 at St. Luke’s Theatre.



With direction by Jason St. Little, Unbroken Circle began previews May 29 and officially opened June 19. Plumb originated the role of Aunt June. Tatum, seen on Broadway in Barnum and The Three Musketeers, will assume the role beginning Sept. 26.

A new block of tickets are currently on sale through Oct. 27. Producers are Seth Rudetsky and Mary J. Davis.

The cast also features Jennifer Simard, Stacey Bone-Gleason, Lori Hammel, Suzanna Hay, playwright Wesley and Juli Wesley.

After a very long absence from New York, MT gleefully returns to her Texas roots as Aunt June. Ms. Tatum charmed critics and audiences alike when she debuted on Broadway with her creation of Jenny Lind the Swedish Nightingale, in Barnum, garnering a Theatre World Award for her efforts. Her second Broadway turn was the hilarious and deliciously evil (and Drama Desk Nominated) Milady DeWinter in the revival of The Three Musketeers. Other credits include: New York City Opera, The Sound of Music, Baroness Elsa. Regional: Guthrie Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Goodspeed, Delaware Theatre Co. Television: "Law & Order," "One Life to Live," "Law & Order SVU," "Loving." She can soon be seen as Chantelle's Mother in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Set in 1970 Galveston, TX, "a family is brought together for the first time in years on the day of its patriarch's funeral," according to press notes. "As the day turns into night, the man's impact on his family unfolds in unexpected and surprising ways. Unbroken Circle is at turns hilarious and disturbing and explores how abuse and family secrets affect every person in each generation differently."

The creative team includes Josh Iacovelli (set and lighting design), Brian Hemesath (costume design), Karen Evanouskas (production stage manager) and Dan Adamsky (sound design).

Show times are Wednesday at 2:30 PM and 8 PM, Thursday at 7 PM and Sunday at 1:30 PM.

St. Luke’s Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street Tickets are $36.50-$59.50; call (212) 239-6200 or visit telecharge.com. For more information visit UnbrokenCircleThePlay.com.

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Eve Plumb, James Wesley, Lori Hammel, Suzanna Hay
Photo by Bill Selby