Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Cynthia Nixon & More Set for New Group’s 2015-16 Season

first_img View Comments Cynthia Nixon Star Files Oscar nominees and real-life husband and wife Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, along with Cynthia Nixon, Sam Shepard and more, have been tapped for The New Group’s 2015-16 season. The three productions announced on May 12 will all play off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center.First up this summer will be the off-Broadway premiere of Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley. Directed by Scott Elliott, previews are scheduled to begin August 2015 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. In a society ravaged by warring gangs and a hallucinogenic-drug epidemic, Elliot and Darren, under the sway of the ruthless Spinx, throw parties for rich clients in abandoned apartment buildings, parties that help guests act out their darkest, most sinister fantasies. As the teenage brothers prepare for the latest festivities, some unexpected guests threaten the balance of the world they have created in the midst of this dystopian nightmare. A previous production of Mercury Fur played London’s Menier Chocolate Factory back in March 2005.In the fall, Tony winner and former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon will helm bittersweet comedy Steve, penned by Mark Gerrard. As Steven, a failed Broadway chorus boy turned stay-at-home dad, celebrates yet another birthday, he finds himself filled with fear and uncertainty. Is Stephen, his partner of 14 years, cheating on him? Why is one of his best friends dying of cancer? And what, exactly, has he done with his life? Casting will be announced later. Previews will begin November 2015 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard TheatreOscar nominees Harris and Madigan will lead a revival of Buried Child by Sam Shepard. Directed by Scott Elliott, previews will start in February 2016 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. Dodge (Harris) and Hallie (Madigan) are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. When their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This will not be the first time that Harris and his wife Madigan have teamed up for the New Group—in 2013 they appeared in the company’s production of The Jacksonian. Ed Harrislast_img

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