Rachel Weisz Will Star in Off Broadway Revival of David Hare’s ‘Plenty’

Rachel Weisz will lead the cast of a new production of David Hare’s play “Plenty,” set for a run during the 2016-17 season at Off Broadway’s Public Theater.

David Leveaux (“Nine,” “The Real Thing”) directs. Hare’s 1982 drama “Plenty,” set in the years after World War II, centers on a former secret agent (Weisz) and the fallout her wartime experiences have on her life over the course of two decades following the war.

Weisz made her American stage debut starring opposite Daniel Craig in the box office-busting revival of “Betrayal” that ran on Broadway in 2013. In the U.K., she starred in a well-received revival of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

“Plenty” first premiered at the Public in 1982 and then transferred to Broadway in 1983. The story was later made into a film starring Meryl Streep, Tracey Ullman, Sting, Ian McKellen, Charles Dance and John Gielgud.

The Public, where Broadway musicals “Hamilton” and “Fun Home” originated, has made a habit of attracting big-name stars to its Off Broadway venue in recent years. A fall 2015 staging of “Eclipsed” with Lupita Nyong’o will open on Broadway next month, and around the same time, Claire Danes and John Krasinski will open at the Public in “Dry Powder.”

“Plenty” will open in the fall, with exact dates to be determined.

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