Mary-Louise Parker to Star in ‘Heisenberg’ on Broadway

Mary-Louise Parker at the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute on December 11, 2011. The actress will star in a Broadway production of "Heisenberg." File Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2016 (UPI) — Tony award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker will star in ‘Heisenberg’ on Broadway this fall.

The 41-year-old actress will reprise ‘Georgie Burns’ in a Broadway transfer of the well received off-Broadway play by Simon Stephens.

Parker first played the character in a Manhattan Theatre Club production in 2015.

Mark Brokaw will return to direct the new production, with Denis Arndt reprising the role of ‘Alex Priest.’ The two-character play follows the ongoing and “uncertain” relationship between Georgie and the much older Alex after an unexpected and “electric” encounter.

Stephens is best known for the Broadway adaptation of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.’ ‘Heisenberg’ will begin previews Sept. 20 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street before opening Oct. 13.

Parker won Best Actress for ‘Proof’ at the 2001 Tony Awards, and went on to star in a Broadway production of ‘Reckless’ in 2004. She last appeared on Broadway in ‘The Snow Geese’ in 2013.

“She always appears to come at things from an odd angle,” director Joe Mantello previously told More magazine of Parker as a performer. “She’ll be hilariously funny, and then she’ll break your heart. You never know what she’s going to do.”

Parker is best known for playing ‘Nancy Botwin’ on ‘Weeds,’ and also portrayed ‘Amy Gardner’ on ‘The West Wing’ and ‘Naomi Hyland’ on ‘The Blacklist.’

She will next star in the comedy ‘Chronically Metropolitan’ with Josh Peck and Ashley Benson.


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