Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive officially opened on Broadway April 19 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The Pulitzer-winning play began previews for its Broadway premiere run March 29, and will run through May 29.
The 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 its 1997 Off-Broadway premiere, featuring direction by Mark Brokaw and leading performances by Mary-Louise Parker as Li'l Bit and David Morse as Uncle Peck.
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The two stage veterans are joined by fellow original cast member Johanna Day, and newcomers Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers. Understudies are Suzy Jane Hunt, Emily Young, Curt Bouril, and Charles Browning.
The play's creative team includes 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.