FIRST BROADWAY REVIVAL OF WILLIAM GIBSON’S
THE MIRACLE WORKER
VANITY FAIR and NEW YORK MAGAZINE
PREVIEWS BEGIN AT CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
The 50th Anniversary production of William Gibson’s Tony Award® winning play THE MIRACLE WORKER is in Vanity Fair and New York Magazine this week, leading up to its first preview on Friday, February 12 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50 Street).
VANITY FAIR – March 2010 issue
Little Miss Miracle
After a 49-year absence, William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker, about the afflicted young Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, is returning to the Great White Way. The revival, directed by Kate Whoriskey, who last year directed the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined, by Lynn Nottage, stars Abigail Breslin, the 13-year-old Academy Award nominee from Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and Alison Pill, a ripe 24, who received a Tony nomination for her work in The Lieutenant of Inishmore in 2006 and is best known in film for her performance as the young activist Anne Kronenberg in Gus Van Sant’s Milk (2008).
To see the Vanity Fair portrait of the young stars and read the rest of the feature, pick up a copy of the March “Hollywood” issue, on stands now.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE – February 15, 2010 issue, currently on stands
Looking for a Fight: Alison Pill on playing Annie Sullivan–fiercely
You won’t hear anyone accusing the Tony-nominated actress Alison Pill of chewing scenery. But destroying it? Definitely. Piper Perabo still vividly remembers the first rehearsal of reasons to be pretty, the 2008 Neil LaBute play in which the two co-starred, when a stage direction called for Pill’s character to slam a door in the midst of an argument. “It was one of those prop doors in a frame,” Perabo says. “She pulled the thing off its hinges. That told me something about her right off the bat.”
“I’ve broken a lot of sets,” the actress—who is about to start previews as Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, opening March 3—admits with a shrug, recalling her handling of a breakaway ashtray in pretty that “got obliterated. I mean, it was dust. And they’re like, Maybe we can just give you a normal ashtray. I guess I don’t know my own strength.”
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Directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined), THE MIRACLE WORKER stars Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) as Helen Keller and Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as Annie Sullivan, along with Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® nominee Matthew Modine (“And the Band Played On,” Short Cuts), Jennifer Morrison (Fox’s “House MD,” Star Trek), Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman), Tobias Segal, Daniel Orsekes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz.
THE MIRACLE WORKER will be staged in the round for the first time at Circle in the Square Theatre, where is will open officially on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
Get a special behind-the-scenes sneak peek of THE MIRACLE WORKER with the new teaser trailer, featuring interviews with the stars and director: http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com/.
Set in Tescumbia, Alabama in the 1880s, THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the story of the young Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf after a childhood illness, and the extraordinary woman, Annie Sullivan, who taught her to communicate with the world.
THE MIRACLE WORKER is produced by David Richenthal, Eric Falkenstein, Randall L. Wreghitt, Barbara & Buddy Freitag/Dan Frishwasser, Joseph J. Grano, Jr., Mallory Factor, Cheryl Lachowicz, Martha Falkenberg, Bruce J. Carusi & Susan Altamore Carusi, Lynn Shaw, David & Sheila Lehrer; in association with Connie Bartlow Kristan, Jamie deRoy/Remmel T. Dickinson and associate producers Rosalind Productions, Inc. and Patty Baker/Anna Czekaj.
For tickets and schedule information visit www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com <http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com> .
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