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Mary Louise Parker Returns to Broadway in The Sound Inside

Mary-Louise Parker Returns to Broadway in The Sound Inside

Mary-Louise Parker, a popular actress of stage and screen, will make her return to the Broadway stage this fall in Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside. The production, which is slated to begin previews on September 14, 2019, with an official opening at Studio 54 on October 17, will be directed by Tony Award-winner David Cromer (The Band’s Visit). Joining Parker in the production will be Will Hochman, making his Broadway debut.

Mary-Louise Parker has been a mainstay of the New York theatre for three decades, having starred in such acclaimed productions as Prelude to A Kiss, Proof, How I Learned To Drive, Heisenberg, The Snow Geese, Reckless, Hedda Gabler, Four Dogs And A Bone. TV audiences have enjoyed her work on such series, mini-series and TV movies as Weeds, The West Wing, Angels in America, When We Rise, Mr. MercedesBillions, Sugartime, The Robber Bride, Saint Maybe, A Place for Annie. Though her film credits are many, she is arguably best remembered for her role as “Ruth Jamison” in the 1991 film Fried Green Tomatoes.

Playwright Adam Rapp is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play Red Light Winter. Other plays by Rapp include Nocturne (2000), Trueblinka (2002), Stone Cold Dead Serious (2003), Ghosts In the Cottonwoods (2011), and The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois (2016), to name a few, Rapp is also a novelist, having written The Year of Endless Sorrows and Know Your Beholder. He has also served as screenwriter and film director on Blackbird and Winter Passing.

“A Tenured Professor. A Talented Student. A Troubling Favor.  The riveting and enthralling new play The Sound Inside is a stunningly suspenseful piece of theatre that proves: everyone has a story—the question is how it ends.”

The creative team includes Alexander Woodward (Scenic Design), David Hyman (Costume Design), Heather Gilbert (Lighting Design), Daniel Kluger (Original Music & Sound Design) and Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design).

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.