Tim Daly & Daphne Rubin-Vega To Lead ‘The Night Of The Iguana’ Off Broadway Revival
19.09.2023 - 14:07
EXCLUSIVE: Emily Mann, who directed Daphne Rubin-Vega in the 2012 Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, will re-team with both the actor and the playwright in December with an Off Broadway revival of The Night of the Iguana co-starring Tim Daly.
Also featured in the cast will be Lea DeLaria, Austin Pendleton and Jean Lichty. Previews begin December 6 at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, with opening night on December 17. The engagement will run through February 25, 2024.
The staging is a production of La Femme Theatre Productions (Lichty, Executive Director), a company dedicated to showcasing the diverse female experience. The announcement describes the production as “an evocative 21st century production of Tennessee Williams’s timeless masterpiece.”
“The Night of the Iguana poses critical questions of faith and identity that are particularly relevant today as we navigate a paradoxically divided yet open world,” Lichty said in a statement. “Tennessee offers an answer by writing an epic that he described as ‘a play about love in its purest terms.'”
In the play, a defrocked clergyman encounters four women of different ages and backgrounds during one stormy night at the Costa Verde Hotel in Acapulco. The 1961 original Broadway production starred Patrick O’Neal, Bette Davis and Margaret Leighton. The 1964 film adaptation featured Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, and Deborah Kerr.
Daly has appeared on Broadway (The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Coastal Disturbances), and on TV in Madam Secretary and Wings. Rubin-Vega was Tony-nominated for her performances in Rent and Anna in the Tropics. Orange Is The New Black‘s DeLaria appeared on Broadway in POTUS, while Tony
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