Blythe Danner is joined by Scott Foley (Scandal), Eric Lange (Weeds), David Rasche (Speed-The-Plow Broadway, Lunch Hour), Emily Swallow (The Mentalist), and fast-rising star Sarah Steele (Lincoln Center Theater’s Slowgirl, CBS’ The Good Wife) for the world premiere of Donald Margulies’ The Country House. It’s a co-production with the Manhattan Theatre Club, which will present the play in the fall at its Broadway venue, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. A comedy-about-family-drama hybrid with the now-familiar Chekhovian overtones, the play begins previews June 3 in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse in LA, opening June 11. It’s Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Margulies’ sixth Geffen production. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Time Stands Still, Good People) directs.
Danner, who recently co-starred with Sarah Jessica Parker at MTC in Amanda Peet’s The Commons Of Pensacola, will star in both the Geffen and Manhattan Theatre Club runs of the play. Additional casting for the NY run will be announced shortly. Country House was commissioned by MTC through the U.S. Trust New American Play Commissioning Program.