The Off-Broadway revival of Paul Osborn's Morning's at Seven officially opens November 15 following previews that began October 20.
The original opening, set for November 4, was delayed when two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey (Steaming, Hurlyburly), who played the role of Arry, departed the company due to a torn tendon. Nancy Ringham (Follies, The Will Rogers Follies) temporarily filled in for Ivey until Alley Mills, best known for her roles on TV's The Wonder Years and The Bold and the Beautiful, took over the role full-time, reuniting her with Wonder Years husband Dan Lauria (Lombardi).
Directed by Obie winner Dan Wackerman, performances will continue through January 9, 2022.
In addition to Mills and Lauria, the comedy classic also stars Oscar nominee and Obie winner Lindsay Crouse (The Homecoming), Obie winner Alma Cuervo (On Your Feet!), Oscar nominee Patty McCormack (The Bad Seed, Frost/Nixon), two-time Tony nominee Tony Roberts (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Annie Hall), Tony winner John Rubinstein (Pippin, Children of a Lesser God), Keri Safran (Typhoid Mary at Barrington Stage), and Jonathan Spivey (The Front Page).
The production has scenic design by Harry Feiner, costume design by Barbara A. Bell, lighting design by Jimmy Lawlor, and sound design by Quentin Chiappetta. The associate director is Elizabeth Van Dyke. Casting is by McCorkle Casting.
The 1939 play was nearly forgotten by 1978, when director Vivian Matalon staged the work at the Academy Festival Theatre in Lake Forest, Illinois. New York producers saw the mounting and decided to move it to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, where it opened in 1980, running 564 performances and winning three Tony Awards, including Best Reproduction (Play or Musical).
Morning's at Seven is produced by Schlossberg, Roy Furman, Eric Falkenstein, Sandy Robertson, Suzanne Grant, Anna Czekaj, Alexander “Sandy” Marshall, Jody H. Klein, and Jamie deRoy/Morris S. Levy, in association with The Peccadillo Theater Company, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, and Ken Wirth.
For additional information, visit MorningsAt7.com.
Morning's at Seven on Broadway
(Updated November 15, 2021)