Matthew Broderick to Star in Evening at the Talk House | Playbill

News Matthew Broderick to Star in Evening at the Talk House The New Group will stage the U.S. premiere of Wallace Shawn’s latest work, in which he also stars.
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The New Group has announced that two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick will star in the U.S. premiere of Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House. The play debuted in November 2015 at the National Theatre in London in partnership with Broadway producer Scott Rudin.

Wallace Shawn

The Off-Broadway premiere will be directed by New Group artistic director Scott Elliott. Performances are set to begin January 31 and continue through March 12 in the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. An opening night is scheduled for February 16.

Broderick joins the previously announced Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram, and Michael Tucker. Playwright Shawn also stars.

In Evening at the Talk House, everyone is invited to join the 10th anniversary celebration of Robert (played by Broderick)'s under-appreciated theatrical masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing with Moon and Stars. “To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie (Eikenberry) will host this celebration at the old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other,” read production notes from the New Group.

The production will feature scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jeff Mahshie, and lighting design by Jennifer Tipton. Production supervisor is Production Core, production stage manager is Valerie A. Peterson, and casting is by Judy Henderson, CSA.

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