A Doll's House, Part 2 extends limited run into 2018

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Producer Scott Rudin has announced that the Broadway premiere of Lucas Hnath's new drama A Doll's House, Part 2, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, has extended its limited engagement at Broadway's Golden Theatre through to January 7, 2018. Previews began on March 30, 2017, before an official opening on April 27 (which was also the Tony Awards eligibility cut-off date). The limited engagement was originally scheduled to close on July 23, 2017.

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Synopsis: "In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event - when Nora slams the door on everything in her life - instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Now, there's a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?"

The all-star cast of A Doll's House, Part 2 includes three-time Emmy winner and three-time Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf, Oscar winner Chris Cooper, Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad.

This new work marks the Broadway debut of writer Lucas Hnath. The play was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California. Their production began performances on April 9, 2017, and consequently ran simultaneously with the Broadway engagement.

The creative team for the Broadway production features scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Tony winner David Zinn, lighting design by Tony winner Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Tony winner Leon Rothenberg, projection design by Peter Nigrini and hair & makeup design by Luc Verschueren/Campbell Young Associates.

A Doll's House, Part 2 is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin.

Laurie Metcalf was last seen on Broadway in her 2016 Tony-nominated performance as Annie Wilkes in 'Misery.' She also earned Tony nominations for 'The Other Place' (2013) and 'November' (2008). Other Broadway credits include 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' and 'My Thing Of Love.' She is perhaps best known for her TV role as Jackie Harris in "Roseanne," which earned her three Emmy Awards in 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Chris Cooper briefly appeared on Broadway in 'Of the Fields, Lately' in 1980. He also appeared off-Broadway in 'Trumbo: Red White and Blacklisted' at Westside Theatre. He won an Oscar and a Golden Globe in 2003 for "Adaptation." Other notable screen credits include "American Beauty," "The Patriot," "August: Osage County," "Jarhead," and "The Bourne Identity."

Jayne Houdyshell can currently be seen on Broadway in her Tony-winning performance as Deirdre Blake in 'The Humans.' She earned Tony nominations for 'Follies' (2012) and 'Well' (2006). Other Broadway credits include 'Fish in the Dark,' 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Dead Accounts,' 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Bye Bye Birdie,' and 'Wicked.' Notable screen credits include "Garden State" and "Maid in Manhattan."

Condola Rashad earned Tony nominations for 'The Trip to Bountiful' (2013) and 'Stick Fly' (2012). She also starred as Juliet in the 2013 Broadway revival of 'Romeo and Juliet.' Her most notable screen credits include "Money Monster," "Complete Unknown," and "Steel Magnolias."


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