Thesp to play Gilda in Coward production
Marisa Tomei will join Campbell Scott and Steven Weber in the Williamstown revival of “Design for Living.”
The Noel Coward love triangle will have Tomei playing Gilda to Weber’s Leo and Scott’s Otto. Gregory Boyd directs the revival, which will run July 28-Aug. 8.
Other Williamstown productions include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (July 14-25); “The Cherry Orchard” (Aug. 11-22); Theresa Rebeck’s “The Water’s Edge,” with Kate Burton (June 23-July 4); Richard Nelson’s “Rodney’s Wife” (July 7-18); Michael John LaChiusa’s “R Shomon,” with Audra McDonald (July 21-Aug. 1); and Terrence McNally’s “Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams” (Aug. 11-22). An anniversary gala will be held Aug. 28.
The new Elvis Presley musical “All Shook Up” has booked the Marquis Theater. Previews begin Feb. 20, with preem set for March 24. There’s a pre-Gotham tryout at Chi’s Cadillac Theater that will run December-January.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” vacates the Marquis on June 20.
It wasn’t one of the show’s more widely publicized moves, but “The Producers” went to the TKTS booth on May 4. It’s the first time discount ducats have been sold there for the 3-year-old tuner.
Performing at 70% capacity, “Producers” fell $95,841 to gross $784,284 for the week of April 26-May 2. Receipts have improved since.
After the move to TKTS, box office jumped $41,180 the first week and $62,168 the second, at which time it grossed $887,632 and performed at 86% cap.
By comparison, “The Lion King” opened in November 1997 and has never sold tickets at TKTS.