Saturday, April 19, 2008

McBurney Back On Broadway

British director Simon McBurney, founder and A.D. of Complicite, will helm the second revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, opening on Broadway on October 2, 2008. McBurney was nominated for both the Tony and the Drama Desk awards in 1998 for his production of Ionesco’s The Chairs. John Lithgow will star as Joe Keller. Diane Wiest will reportedly play his wife, Kate Keller. There is also speculation that Katie Holmes will make her Broadway (and professional stage) debut, playing the part of a woman who visits her former neighbors and the family of a missing pilot she once loved. The actress has committed to taking part in a private workshop of the play in May. I’ve seen McBurney do some miraculous things on stage, but making the third Mrs. Tom Cruise a competent stage actress should be one of his greatest challenges.

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