Marvin’s Room at the American Airlines Theatre
American Airlines Theatrehttp://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Marvins-Room.aspx
227 West 42nd Street
Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin’s Room, Scott McPherson’s award-winning, wildly funny play about the laughter that can shine through life’s darkest moments. Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine) directs.
Estranged sisters Lee and Bessie have never seen eye to eye. Lee is a single mother who’s been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Bessie’s got her hands full with their elderly father and his soap opera-obsessed sister. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, the two women reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee’s good intentions and wig-styling skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere… or at least keep him from burning her house down? Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World?
Starring Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston, Marvin’s Room explores an unsentimental reality with hope, compassion and a dose of wonderfully absurd humor, and is a life-affirming reminder of the gift we give ourselves when we love unconditionally.
First Preview: June 8, 2017
Opening: June 29, 2017
Closing: August 27, 2017
Cover: (l. to r.) Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston; photo: Chris Buck.