Rachel McAdams Amy Herzog
Rachel McAdams Amy Herzog

Rachel McAdams Sets Broadway Debut in Amy Herzog’s Mary Jane This Spring

Manhattan Theatre Club announced today that Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams will make her Broadway debut this spring in the Broadway premiere of Amy Herzog’s Mary Jane. The production will be directed by Anne Kauffman and begin performances at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams stars in the Broadway premiere of Mary Jane, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, the recent Tony-nominated adaptation of A Doll’s House). Captivating, affecting and compassionate, it’s the story of a single mother in an impossible family situation. Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, Mary Jane relies on unflagging optimism and humor, along with the wisdom of the women around her who have become a makeshift family, to take on each new day. But will inner strength and newfound friendships be enough to see her through? The New York Times calls Mary Jane “the most profound of Herzog’s many fine plays.” And The New Yorker raves, “beautiful and remarkable… Herzog has made theatre that shines.” Directing is the acclaimed Anne Kauffman (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window).

Lynne Meadow, Manhattan Theatre Club’s artistic director, said, “I’m thrilled and very proud to be bringing this moving and heroic story of human experience by one of our great American playwrights to a Broadway stage following its acclaimed run off-Broadway in 2017, which was also directed by the brilliant Anne Kauffman. I’m equally pleased and honored to give Rachel McAdams her Broadway debut after audiences have enjoyed her many renowned performances on film. As a great fan of all three of these fabulous artists, I so look forward to sharing Mary Jane with our audiences.”

Additional casting, the opening night date and creative team for Mary Jane will be announced soon.

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