November 13, 2008

Parker is ‘Hedda’ Back to Broadway

New York's Roundabout Theatre Company says Mary-Louise Parker will star in its new Broadway production of "Hedda Gabler."

Parker, who is best known for her roles on TV's "Weeds" and "The West Wing," will play the title role in "Gabler." This production marks Parker's return to Broadway following her 2004 Tony-nominated performance in "Reckless." She previously won a Tony Award for her work in "Proof."

Also slated to star in Christopher Shinn's new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's stage drama are Michael Cerveris, Paul Sparks, Peter Stormare, Lois Markle, Ana Reeder and Helen Carey.

Preview performances are to begin Jan. 6 at the American Airlines Theatre, with an opening night planned for Jan. 25. The Roundabout said this will be a limited engagement running through March 29.