The Broadway premiere of Scott McPherson’s Marvin’s Room has found its complete cast. Joining the previously announced Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston will be Jack DiFalco (Yen), Carman Lacivita (Cyrano de Bergerac), Nedra McClyde (Jessica Jones), Luca Padovan (School of Rock), and Triney Sandoval (Macbeth).
The Roundabout Theatre Company production, directed by Obie winner Anne Kauffman, will begin performances June 8 at the American Airlines Theatre ahead of a June 29 opening. The limited engagement is scheduled to play through August 27.
In McPherson’s comedic drama, two sisters are reunited when one is diagnosed with leukemia. After learning of her illness, Bessie (Taylor) attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister Lee (Garofalo).
Marvin’s Room was developed and produced at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in 1990 and later in New York. The playwright also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation, which starred Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep as Bessie and Lee, respectively, along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. McPherson died of AIDS in 1992, and the film was released five years later.
“Exploring an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion and a dose of wonderfully absurd humor, Marvin’s Room is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally,” state Roundabout production notes.
The production will feature sets by Laura Jellinek, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lights by Japhy Weideman, and sound design and original music by Daniel Kluger.
Tickets for Marvin’s Room are first made available to subscribers and donors. Visit RoundaboutTheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300 for more information. The American Airlines Theatre is located at 227 West 42nd Street, New York.