Play starring Hawke, Lyonne to open a week later
It’s not just megabudget Broadway superhero musicals that can push back an opening date: The New Group’s Off Broadway staging of “Blood From a Stone” — with a cast that includes Ethan Hawke, Natasha Lyonne and Gordon Clapp — has reskedded its January opening by about a week.The move will allow the cast and creatives, including writer Tommy Nohilly and helmer Scott Elliott (also a.d. of the New Group), to further refine the new play. The show’s running time has already been cut from more than three hours (in its first preview Dec. 13) to two hours and 45 minutes, and further trims are likely. Story centers on a working class family, with Clapp (“NYPD Blue”) and Ann Dowd cast as the parents of a brood that includes Hawke, Lyonne and Thomas Guiry. Daphne Rubin-Vega (“Jack Goes Boating”) appears as a neighbor. Originally set to open Jan. 6, “Blood” will now open Jan. 12 at Theater Row.