Ellen Burstyn to star in Broadway ‘Picnic’ revival

Question of the Day

Should Congress make English the official language of the U.S.?

View results

NEW YORK (AP) - It will be cold, but Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Marvel are still planning a picnic on Broadway this winter.

The Roundabout Theatre Company announced Thursday that the duo will star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Picnic” by William Inge.

The rest of the cast includes Reed Birney, Maggie Grace, Sebastian Stan and Mare Winningham. Sam Gold directs.

“Picnic,” which premiered on Broadway in 1953, will begin previews on Dec. 14 and open officially on Jan. 13 at the American Airlines Theatre. It tells the story of an attractive drifter who galvanizes a Kansas community.

Burstyn, who currently stars in “The Atmosphere of Memory” at the Bank Street Theater, has won an Academy Award, an Emmy and a Tony. Marvel’s latest films include “Bourne Legacy” and “Lincoln.”

___

Online: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks