×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Carrie Coon to Headline Off Broadway Play ‘Mary Jane’

Carrie Coon, the “Fargo” and “The Leftovers” star who’s currently in the race at this year’s Emmy Awards, will lead the cast of “Mary Jane,” a new play by Amy Herzog running at Off Broadway’s New York Theater Workshop in the fall.

Coon, who was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the 2012 revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” will play the title role in “Mary Jane,” which follows a single mother caring for her chronically ill child. Liza Colon-Zayas, Danaya Esperanza, Susan Pourfar and Brenda Wehle also appear in the production, to be directed by Anne Kauffman, who previously staged Herzog’s “Belleville” at NYTW in 2013.

Coon was last seen Off Broadway in Melissa James Gibson’s “Placebo” at Playwrights Horizons in 2015.  At the Emmys, she’s up for leading actress in a limited series for her work in “Fargo.”

At NYTW, the Off Broadway company that launched Broadway hits including “Rent” and “Once,” “Mary Jane” is part of a 2017-18 season that includes new musical “Hundred Days” and a revival of Caryl Churchill’s “Light Shining in Buckinghamshire” staged by “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet” director Rachel Chavkin.

“Mary Jane” starts previews Sept. 6 ahead of a Sept. 25 opening.

More Legit

  • CAROL CHANNING HERSCHFELD. Actress Carol Channing

    Remembering Carol Channing: A Master of Channeling the Power of Personality

    There was only one Carol Channing, and her outsize personality was a source of delight to many fans — and imitators. Gerard Alessandrini’s stage spoof “Forbidden Broadway” had many incarnations over the years, including the 1994 edition when an audience member was selected every evening to come onstage and impersonate Carol Channing with the cast. [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda Among Celebrities Remembering Carol Channing

    Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bernadette Peters are among the slew of celebrities taking to Twitter to pay tribute to late singer, comedienne and actress Carol Channing. Known for her starring roles in Broadway’s “Hello Dolly!” and “Gentleman Prefer Blondes,” the legend of the stage and screen died Tuesday at her home in Rancho Mirage, [...]

  • What the Constitution Means to Me

    Listen: How Things Got Scary in 'What the Constitution Means to Me'

    For a decade, writer-performer Heidi Schreck had wanted to write a play inspired by her experiences as a teen debater. But over the years the show started to develop into something both urgently political and deeply personal — and things got scary. In the Broadway-bound “What the Constitution Means to Me,” Schreck reimagines her speech-and-debate [...]

  • Carol Channing Dead

    Carol Channing, Star of Broadway's 'Hello, Dolly!' and 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,' Dies at 97

    Larger-than-life musical stage personality Carol Channing, who immortalized the characters of Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!,” has died. She was 97. Channing died Tuesday of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Her publicist B. Harlan Boll confirmed the news. He wrote, “It is with [...]

  • 'What the Constitution Means to Me'

    'What the Constitution Means to Me' Transfers to Broadway

    “What the Constitution Means to Me,” a buzzy Off-Broadway production that counts Hillary Clinton and Gloria Steinem among its fans, is making the move uptown. The play will come to Broadway this spring for a 12-week limited run at the Helen Hayes Theater. “What the Constitution Means to Me” is one part civics lesson, one [...]

  • Choir Boy review

    Broadway Review: 'Choir Boy'

    Honestly, I was afraid that “Choir Boy” — the sweetly exuberant account of a gifted prep school boy’s coming of age, written by “Moonlight” Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney — would be swallowed up in a Broadway house, after winning us over in an Off Broadway staging in 2013.  But aside from the odd set [...]

  • Jason Robert Brown

    Listen: How Ariana Grande Got Jason Robert Brown to Madison Square Garden

    Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown never expected to find himself performing onstage at Madison Square Garden. But he did — thanks to his pal Ariana Grande. Brown met Grande before she was a superstar, when she was in the 2008 Broadway cast of his teen musical “13.” The two have kept in touch ever since [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content