Rachel McAdams will star in the Broadway premiere of “Mary Jane,” a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog. Anne Kauffman, who recently oversaw an acclaimed revival of “The Sign in Sydney Brustein’s Window,” will direct. The production will begin previews on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. An opening date and additional casting will be announced later.
McAdams is an Oscar nominee for her performance in “Spotlight.” She was most recently seen in last spring’s film adaptation of Judy Blume’s best-selling novel “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” Her other film and television credits include “Doctor Strange,” “The Notebook,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Morning Glory,” “The Family Stone” and a role in the second season of “True Detective.” “Mary Jane” will be McAdams’ Broadway debut
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Herzog’s credits include the new version of “A Doll’s House” was nominated for a Tony Award this year. Her original plays include “4000 Miles,” “After the Revolution” and “Belleville.”
“Mary Jane” is the story of a single mother dealing with an impossible family situation, while showing optimism and humor.
“I’m thrilled and very proud to be bringing this moving and heroic story of human experience by one of our great American playwrights to a Broadway stage following its acclaimed run off-Broadway in 2017, which was also directed by the brilliant Anne Kauffman,” said Lynne Meadow, artistic director of Manhattan Theatre Club, which is producing the show. “I’m equally pleased and honored to give Rachel McAdams her Broadway debut after audiences have enjoyed her many renowned performances on film. As a great fan of all three of these fabulous artists, I so look forward to sharing ‘Mary Jane’ with our audiences.”
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