The Second Stage Theatre, Broadway-bound production of Tracy Letts’ new play Linda Vista has its cast. The production, which will be directed by Dexter Bullard, will feature Ian Barford, Sally Murphy, Caroline Neff, Chantal Thuy, Jim True-Frost, Cora Vander Broek, and Troy West. The play will enjoy an 8-week, limited engagement at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre, with previews beginning on September 19, 2019 with an October 10 opening.
“Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) takes a brutally comedic look at Wheeler, a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral. Just out of his ex-wife’s garage and into a place of his own, Wheeler starts on a path toward self-discovery — navigating blind dates, old friends, and new love. Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, Wheeler must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be.”
The creative team for Linda Vista includes scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Laura Bauer, lighting design by Marcus Doshi, sound design by Richard Woodbury, and casting by TELSEY + COMPANY.
This Steppenwolf Theatre production of Linda Vista is presented in association with Center Theatre Group. Linda Vista received its west coast premiere at Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, January, 2019.
Tracy Letts is the Tony and Pulitzer-winning playwright of August: Osage County. His play Superior Donuts ran on Broadway in 2009. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as “George” is the most-recent Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. He is currently starring on Broadway opposite Annette Bening in the revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.