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Mia Farrow and Patti LuPone to Star in The Roommate on Broadway

It was announced today that Mia Farrow and Patti LuPone will return to Broadway, starring in the new comedy The Roommate by Jen Silverman. Directed by Jack O’Brien, The Roommate will begin performances on Thursday, August 29, with an official opening night set for Thursday, September 12, at the Booth Theatre.

In the play, Sharon’s never had a roommate before. In fact, there’s a lot Sharon’s never done before, but Robyn’s about to change all that. Jen Silverman’s The Roommate shatters expectations with its witty and profound portrait of a blossoming intimacy between two women from vastly different backgrounds, as they navigate the complexities of identity, morality, and the promise of reinvention. Being bad never felt so good as it does in this riveting one-act about second acts.

Producer Chris Harper commented, “The excitement for me, aside from bringing together these two legends back to the stage, is the chance to introduce Broadway audiences to the remarkable talents of Jen Silverman. Without a doubt, Jen is one of the most important emerging voices of this generation. Audiences are going to be surprised and delighted when they see what we have in store for them.

Farrow commented, “The Roommate is funny, quirky and brilliantly written, and when I learned that Patti LuPone was interested in doing it, how could I resist? She is, of course, a Broadway icon without parallel and we have been friends for decades. It is exciting to be returning to Broadway.”

LuPone said, “It’s always a big decision to return to the stage, and I certainly had no intention of being back on Broadway so fast. But when I read the play and heard Mia was attached, it became the easiest decision of my life. I’ve always been a fan of Mia’s work and she is a treasured friend. We’re going to have a blast.”

Wagner Johnson Productions serve as Executive Producers. The creative team for The Roommate includes Bob Crowley (set & costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), and Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design).

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