Austin Cauldwell, John Pankow & Glenn Fitzgerald

Complete cast announced for The New Group's The True

The world premiere of Sharr White's The True begins performances at Pershing Square Signature Center on September 4, 2018.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The New Group has now revealed complete casting for its upcoming world premiere production of Sharr White's The True, directed by Scott Elliott, which begins previews at Pershing Square Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre on September 4, 2018, ahead of an official opening on September 20 and a limited engagement through to October 21, 2018.

Joining 2-time Golden Globe winner & Tony Award nominee Edie Falco (as Dorothea "Polly" Noonan), Michael McKean (as Erastus Corning II) and Emmy Award winner Peter Scolari (as Peter Noonan) are new additions to the cast Austin Cauldwell (as Bill McCormick), Glenn Fitzgerald (as Howard C. Nolan), and John Pankow (as Charlie Ryan).

Synopsis: "When it comes to Dorothea "Polly" Noonan -  the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany's Democratic Party machine - politics is only personal, especially now that her hero, "mayor for life" Erastus Corning II, is battling for party control while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. The True is an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics."

Playwright Sharr White and The New Group previously collaborated on the 2014 New York premiere of Annapurna, starring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.

The New Group's 2018-2019 season also includes the world premiere of Amy Heckerling's Clueless: The Musical, the world premiere of Jeremy O. Harris' "Daddy" (starring Tony Award winner Alan Cumming) and the world premiere of Jesse Eisenberg's Yea, Sister!

(John Pankow photo by Joseph Cultice)

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