LaBute’s ‘Reasons’ set for Lyceum

'Pretty' will open in April 2009

The Broadway transfer of Neil LaBute play “Reasons to Be Pretty” has booked the Lyceum Theater for a run that opens in April.

“Pretty” originated earlier this year in an Off Broadway engagement that was part of MCC Theater’s 2007-08 season. Rialto stint is backed by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler, the trio of commercial producers behind “August: Osage County” and “Speed-the-Plow.”

Plot of “Pretty” centers on a man whose offhand comment about a co-worker’s pretty face leads to unexpected consequences.

Broadway casting is not yet complete. Off Broadway incarnation starred Piper Perabo, Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski and Pablo Schreiber.

Terry Kinney reprises his helming duties. Design team includes David Gallo (sets), Sarah J. Holden (costumes), David Weiner (lights), and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (music and sound).

Show is produced by Richards, Frankel, Traxler, Hal Thau, Ted Snowden and Doug Nevins/Erica Schwartz in association with MCC.

Production begins perfs March 6 ahead of an April 2 opening.

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