NEW YORK — Another Hollywood star is headed to the Great White Way amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. Elle Fanning will make her Broadway debut in “Appropriate” next month.
The Emmy-nominated actress, known for roles in “The Great,” “Maleficent” and “Deja Vu,” will join the cast of the Second Stage Theater production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins‘ racially charged family comedy-drama.
Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Sarah Paulson was previously announced to lead the Lila Neugebauer-directed play, which will begin performances Nov. 28 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater. Corey Stoll, Natalie Gold and Alyssa Emily Marvin round out the cast.
The new production, part of Second Stage’s 45th Anniversary Season, marks Jacobs-Jenkins’ Broadway debut. The Brooklyn-based playwright is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist whose previous works include the critically acclaimed plays “An Octoroon,” “Everybody” and “Gloria.”
The storyline revolves around the estranged Lafayette siblings — plus their spouses, significant others and kids — returning to their southeast Arkansas plantation after the death of their father. Long-buried family secrets are uncovered while planning the patriarch’s estate sale and auction.
Fanning, 25, will play River, fiancee of the youngest sibling.