Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch, Ephraim Sykes, More to Star in Our Town on Broadway | Playbill

Broadway News Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch, Ephraim Sykes, More to Star in Our Town on Broadway

Tony winner Kenny Leon directs the Thornton Wilder revival, which has also set dates and a theatre.

Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch, Ephraim Sykes, Billy Eugene Jones, Katie Holmes, and Julie Halston

The upcoming Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder's Our Town has announced principal casting, dates, and a theatre. As previously reported, Tony winner Kenny Leon is directing the revival, which will be the first Broadway production of the classic play since 2002.   

Previews will begin September 17, 2024 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Opening night is set for October 10. 

The cast will feature Jim Parsons (Mother Play) as Stage Manager, Zoey Deutch (Not Okay) as Emily Webb, Katie Holmes (The Wanderers) as Mrs. Webb, Billy Eugene Jones (Purlie Victorious) as Dr. Gibbs, Ephraim Sykes (Ain't Too Proud) as George Gibbs, Richard Thomas (To Kill a Mockingbird) as Mr. Webb, Michelle Wilson (Sweat) as Mrs. Gibbs, Julie Halston (You Can't Take It with You) as Mrs. Soames, and Donald Webber Jr. (Purlie Victorious) as Simon Stimson. 

The company will also include Ephie Aardema, Heather Ayers, Willa Bost, Bobby Daye, Safiya Kaijya Harris, Doron JéPaul, Shyla Lefner, Anthony Michael Lopez, John McGinty, Bryonha Marie, Kevyn Morrow, Hagan Oliveras, Noah Pyzik, Sky Smith, Bill Timoney, Matthew Elijah Webb, and Nimene Sierra Wureh. Two additional cast members will be announced at a later date. Casting is by Jim Carnahan.

Joining Leon on the creative team will be scenic designer Beowulf Boritt, costume designer Dede Ayite, lighting designer Allen Lee Hughes, sound designer Justin Ellington, and dialect coach Kate Wilson.

The 1938 play centers on life in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, between 1901 and 1931. The work has become one of the most beloved in the repertoire, and one of the most frequently produced. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the year it premiered, and has been revived on Broadway in 1944, 1969, 1989, and 2003.

"Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in my mind stands at the top of the Mount Rushmore of great American Theatre,” Leon said in an earlier statement. “I feel blessed and fortunate to have gained the trust of The Wilder estate to present this classic to another generation of theatre lovers. It’s long been a burning desire to collaborate on a Broadway production of such magnitude that speaks so beautifully and intimately to all people about our shared time on the planet.”

Producing the upcoming revival are Jeffrey Richards, Hunter Arnold, Patty Baker, Craig Balsam, Irene Gandy, Rebecca Gold, Louise Gund, Willette & Manny Klausner, M/B/P Productions, Daryl Roth, and Jayne Baron Sherman.

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