Manhattan Theatre Club's production of How I Learned to Drive has added two additional weeks to its run, setting June 12 as its new closing date. The Paula Vogel play made its Broadway debut April 19, following previews that began March 29 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning show follows a woman coming to terms with her sexually abusive uncle through a series of flashbacks. It reunites the original cast and director from the 1997 Off-Broadway premiere, featuring direction by Mark Brokaw and leading performances by Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, who reprise their roles of Li’l Bit and Uncle Peck, respectively.
The production recently received three 2022 Tony Award nominations: Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for Mary-Louise Parker, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for David Morse.
Parker and Morse are joined by fellow original cast member Johanna Day and newcomers Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers. Rounding out the company as understudies are Suzy Jane Hunt, Emily Young, Curt Bouril, and Charles Browning.
The production also has scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Mark McCullough, original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem, video design by Lucy MacKinnon, music direction and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus, dialect coaching by Deborah Hecht, and production stage management by James Fitzsimmons. The production is cast by Kelly Gillespie, Nancy Piccione, and Caparelliotis Casting.