Peter Gallagher will join Morgan Freeman and Frances McDormand in the Mike Nichols-helmed revival of “The Country Girl,” which is confirmed for a Broadway run in spring.
Ostar Prods. and Bob Boyett produce.
Clifford Odet’s “Country Girl,” about a woman (McDormand) married to a has-been thesp (Freeman) who is offered a comeback part by an A-list director (Gallagher), preemed on Broadway in 1950. A 1954 pic version won two Oscars, one for leading actress Grace Kelly (who starred alongside Bing Crosby and William Holden) and one for screenwriter George Seaton, who also helmed.
Play was revived on Broadway once before, in a 1972 production directed by John Houseman.
Nichols’ last Rialto credit was “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” for which he won a Tony (one of his eight). Freeman and McDormand were last on Broadway in “The Gospel at Colonus” and “A Streetcar Named Desire,” respectively, both in 1988. Gallagher’s legit resume includes Broadway revivals of “Noises Off” in 2001 and “Guys and Dolls” in 1992.
Limited engagement of “Country Girl,” whose end date has not yet been nailed down, aims to open in April at a Shubert theater still to be determined.