Nathan Lane & Andrea Martin to star in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus on Broadway
Taylor Mac's world premiere comedy begins performances at the Booth Theatre on March 5, 2019.
A couple of Broadway veterans will be returning to the stage next spring! Three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin are set to star in the world premiere of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac.
Gary is set to begin previews at Broadway's Booth Theatre on March 5, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 11.
Synopsis: "In Gary, Taylor Mac’s singular world view intersects with Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over. The civil war has ended. The country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere. And two very lowly servants – Lane and Martin – are charged with cleaning up the bodies. It’s only 400 B.C. – but it feels like the end of the world."
Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe will helm the production, which will also feature scenic design by four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto, costume design by Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth, and lighting design by nine-time Tony Award winner Jules Fisher & three-time Tony Award winner Peggy Eisenhauer.
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus marks the Broadway debut for playwright Taylor Mac, who previously made his off-Broadway debut with Hir at Playwrights Horizons in 2015. He is also conceived, wrote and starred in A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, and has previously appeared on stage for the Public Theater in Good Person of Szechwan in 2013 and for Classic Stage Company in A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2012.
Nathan Lane picked up his third Tony Award last season for his performance as Roy Cohn in Angels of America, winning previously for The Producers in 2001 and for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in 1996. He has earned Tony Award nominations for his performances in The Front Page (2017), The Nance (2013), and Guys and Dolls (1992). His other Broadway credits include It's Only a Play, The Addams Family, Waiting for Godot, November, Butley, The Odd Couple, The Frogs, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, On Borrowed Time, Some Americans Abroad, Wind in the Willows, Merlin, and Present Laughter.
Andrea Martin last appeared on the Broadway stage in a Tony-nominated performance as Dotty Ottley in the 2016 revival of Noises Off. She has won Tony Awards for her performances in Pippin in 2013 and for My Favorite Year in 1993, and earned further Tony Award nominations for Young Frankenstein (2008), Oklahoma! (2002), and Candide (1997). Her other Broadway credits include Act One, Exit the King, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake.
Additional casting for the world premiere will be announced in due course.
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin.