You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Hunt moves to ‘Our Town’

Joins Off Broadway production July 6

Helen Hunt will step into the Off Broadway staging of “Our Town” next month, taking on the narrator role of the Stage Manager.

She’ll follow Michael McKean, who departs the production July 4. Stage Manager is often played by a man — in this production the role was originated by helmer David Cromer — but there’s little that’s gender-specific about the part, which remains largely outside the action of the play.

Hunt previously appeared in a Gotham staging of “Our Town” with a stint in the 1988 Lincoln Center Theater staging, in which she played Emily, one of the titular town’s inhabitants.

Hunt, whose Main Stem credits also include “Twelfth Night” and “Life (x) 3,” joins “Our Town” July 6-Aug. 1 at Barrow Street Theater.

More Legit

  • Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage

    Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage to Calm His 'Henry IV' Audience

    Helen Hunt will step into the Off Broadway staging of “Our Town” next month, taking on the narrator role of the Stage Manager. She’ll follow Michael McKean, who departs the production July 4. Stage Manager is often played by a man — in this production the role was originated by helmer David Cromer — but […]

  • Donald Trump, Robert De Niro

    Trump Punches Back at Robert De Niro: 'A Very Low IQ Individual'

    Helen Hunt will step into the Off Broadway staging of “Our Town” next month, taking on the narrator role of the Stage Manager. She’ll follow Michael McKean, who departs the production July 4. Stage Manager is often played by a man — in this production the role was originated by helmer David Cromer — but […]

  • Matt Bomer Andrew Rannells

    Stagecraft Podcast: Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells on Broadway's 'Boys in the Band'

    Helen Hunt will step into the Off Broadway staging of “Our Town” next month, taking on the narrator role of the Stage Manager. She’ll follow Michael McKean, who departs the production July 4. Stage Manager is often played by a man — in this production the role was originated by helmer David Cromer — but […]

  • Bruce Springsteen72nd Annual Tony Awards, Show,

    Tony Awards: Everything You Didn't See on TV

    Helen Hunt will step into the Off Broadway staging of “Our Town” next month, taking on the narrator role of the Stage Manager. She’ll follow Michael McKean, who departs the production July 4. Stage Manager is often played by a man — in this production the role was originated by helmer David Cromer — but […]

  • Tina Fey72nd Annual Tony Awards, Show,

    Tony Awards: The Night’s Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    Helen Hunt will step into the Off Broadway staging of “Our Town” next month, taking on the narrator role of the Stage Manager. She’ll follow Michael McKean, who departs the production July 4. Stage Manager is often played by a man — in this production the role was originated by helmer David Cromer — but […]

  • Amy Schumer introduces a performance by

    Tony Awards: Amy Schumer Calls 'My Fair Lady's' Henry Higgins a Mansplainer

    Helen Hunt will step into the Off Broadway staging of “Our Town” next month, taking on the narrator role of the Stage Manager. She’ll follow Michael McKean, who departs the production July 4. Stage Manager is often played by a man — in this production the role was originated by helmer David Cromer — but […]

  • Robert De Niro gestures while introducing

    Robert De Niro Says 'F--- Trump' at Tony Awards, Gets Standing Ovation

    Helen Hunt will step into the Off Broadway staging of “Our Town” next month, taking on the narrator role of the Stage Manager. She’ll follow Michael McKean, who departs the production July 4. Stage Manager is often played by a man — in this production the role was originated by helmer David Cromer — but […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content