The Waverly Gallery begins performances on Broadway
An official opening night is set for October 25, 2018 at the Golden Theatre.
The Broadway premiere of Academy Award winner Kenneth Lonergan's 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist memory play The Waverly Gallery begins previews at the Golden Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on October 25 and a limited engagement through to January 27, 2019.
The star-studded cast includes Elaine May, one half of the legendary comedy duo Nichols and May, as Gladys Green, alongside Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges (as Daniel Reed), Tony Award nominee Michael Cera (as Don Bowman), 3-time Oscar nominee Joan Allen (as Ellen Fine), and Tony Award-winning director David Cromer (as Howard Fine).
Synopsis: "The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother’s final battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Gladys is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. More than a memory play, The Waverly Gallery captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis."
Under the direction of Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Lila Neugebauer (who makes her Broadway debut with the production), the creative team features scenic design by Tony Award winner David Zinn, costume design by Tony & Academy Award winner Ann Roth, and lighting design by five-time Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt.
The Waverly Gallery staged its world premiere in August 1999 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and subsequently transferred to Off-Broadway's Promenade Theatre in March 2000. The Broadway premiere is produced by Scott Rudin.
The Waverly Gallery Tickets are available now for performances through to January 27, 2019.