Mayer directs Murray-Smith's play
Annette Bening will star on Broadway this spring in “The Female of the Species,” a new play by Joanna Murray-Smith.
Production, which reportedly begins previews April 11 for an April 28 opening, will be helmed by Michael Mayer, who just picked up a Tony for “Spring Awakening.”
Play, about a feminist writer (Bening), will play Los Angeles before Gotham, running at the Geffen Playhouse Feb. 5-March 16.
Bening was last on Broadway in 1988, when she was nommed for a Tony for “Coastal Disturbances.” Murray-Smith’s play “Honour” ran on the Rialto in 1998.
“Female” is produced by David Richenthal and Mary Beth O’Connor.