Tomei, Plimpton join ‘Top Girls’

Production begins previews April 15

Mary Catherine Garrison, Elizabeth Marvel, Martha Plimpton and Marisa Tomei have been cast in Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway staging of the 1982 Caryl Churchill play about the personal price women pay to survive in a man’s world, “Top Girls.”

Directed by James Macdonald, the production begins previews at the Biltmore April 15 for a May 7 opening.

Plimpton has become a regular presence on New York stages. She appeared on Broadway in “Shining City” and the Tom Stoppard trilogy, “The Coast of Utopia,” and starred over the summer for Shakespeare in the Park in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” She is scheduled to open Dec. 2 in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of “Cymbeline,” one of a handful of Broadway shows not impacted by the strike.

Tomei will open Thursday Off Broadway in Will Eno’s “Oh, the Humanity,” at the Flea Theater. She made previous Rialto appearances in “Salome” and “Wait Until Dark.” Garrison was last seen on Broadway in “Rabbit Hole” and “Assassins,” while Marvel’s recent stage work includes the Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s “Seascape” and the title role in “Hedda Gabler” at New York Theater Workshop.

Brit helmer Macdonald staged Churchill’s “A Number,” Sarah Kane’s “4:48 Psychosis” and Christopher Shinn’s “Dying City” Off Broadway. He also directed the current hit West End revival of David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross” and is slated to direct the U.S. premiere of Churchill’s latest play, “Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?” at the Public Theater next year. “Top Girls” will be his Broadway debut.

Other members of the all-female cast will be announced at a later date.

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