Lea DeLaria and David Greenspan will star in Beckett’s “Happy Days” for the Worth Street Theater Company, with previews starting Feb. 1. Opening night is Feb. 15 at Classic Stage Company’s East Village Theater.
DeLaria is a recording artist and thesp who starred in “The Rocky Horror Show” on Broadway and co-starred in the Michael John LaChiusa production of “Little Fish” at Second Stage Theater last season. She won an Obie Award for her perf as Hildy in the Public Theater production of “On the Town,” which transferred to Broadway.
Actor-playwright Greenspan received Obie Awards for “Boys in the Band” and “She Stoops to Comedy” at Playwrights Horizons.
Worth Street artistic director Jeff Cohen directs the existential comedy. He previously helmed the world premiere of Tristine Skyler’s “The Moonlight Room” and the New York premieres of Marlane Meyer’s “The Mystery of Attraction” and Christopher Shinn’s “Four.”
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On the tech side, David Gordon handles sets for “Happy Days”; lighting design is by Scott Bolman; costumes are by Kim Gill; and sound design is by Jill C. DuBoff.