Jim Parsons to play “Stage Manager” in new Broadway production of Thornton Wilder’s ‘OUR TOWN’

Casting and dates have been announced for the upcoming new Broadway production of Thornton Wilder’s landmark, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, OUR TOWN, directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, which will begin previews at the Barrymore Theatre on Tuesday 17 September 2024, ahead of an opening on Thursday 10 October 2024 for a strictly limited engagement.

Emmy, Golden Globe & Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Jim Parsons will lead the cast as “Stage Manager”, alongside Zoey Deutch as “Emily Webb”, Katie Holmes as “Mrs. Webb”, Obie & Audelco Award-winner and Drama Desk-nominee Billy Eugene Jones as “Dr. Gibbs”, Tony & Grammy Award-nominee Ephraim Sykes as “George Gibbs”, Tony & Drama Desk Award-nominee and Emmy-Award-winner Richard Thomas as “Mr. Webb”, Tony & Drama Desk-nominee Michelle Wilson as “Mrs. Gibbs”, 2021 Special Tony Award-winner and Drama Desk-nominee Julie Halston as “Mrs. Soames”, and Donald Webber Jr. as “Simon Stimpson”.

The cast will also include Ephie Aardema, Heather Ayers, Willa Bost, Bobby Daye, Safiya Kaijya Harris, Doron JéPaul, Shyla Lefner, Anthony Michael Lopez, John McGinty, Bryonha Marie, Kevyn Morrow, Hagan Oliveras, Noah Pyzik, Sky Smith, Bill Timoney, Matthew Elijah Webb and Nimene Sierra Wureh.

The final two cast members will be announced at a later date.

The design team for OUR TOWN will include scenic design by Tony Award-winner Beowulf Boritt (New York, New York; Act One), costume design by Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award-winner Dede Ayite (Jaja’s African Hair Braiding; Suzan Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog), lighting design by Tony Award-nominee Allen Lee Hughes (Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog; A Soldier’s Play), sound design by Tony Award-nominee Justin Ellington (Ohio State Murders; for colored girls…), casting by Jim Carnahan, with Kate Wilson (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window) as the dialect coach.

This will be the first major Broadway revival of the classic play in nearly 25 years. OUR TOWN, the timeless drama of life in the village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, has become an American classic with universal appeal. 

This production is being produced by Jeffrey Richards, Hunter Arnold, Patty Baker, Craig Balsam, Irene Gandy, Rebecca Gold, Louise Gund, Willette & Manny Klausner, M/B/P Productions, Daryl Roth and Jayne Baron Sherman.

For more information, and to book, please visit: www.ourtownbroadway.com

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