Star-Studded Cast Set to Illuminate Broadway in Revival of Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town

Broadway is set to shimmer with the star power of Jim Parsons, Zoey Deutch, and Katie Holmes in a highly anticipated revival of Thornton Wilder’s classic, Our Town. Under the direction of acclaimed Kenny Leon, the production will grace the stage of the historic Barrymore Theatre, with performances kicking off on September 17, leading up to an eagerly awaited official opening on October 10.

Jim Parsons, renowned for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, is poised to captivate audiences as the Stage Manager, a role that marks yet another significant Broadway engagement following his celebrated performances in a string of notable productions. Joining him, Zoey Deutch, acclaimed for her roles in contemporary cinema such as Set It Up and Not Okay, will be making her Broadway debut, embodying the character of Emily Webb. Katie Holmes, a seasoned actress known for her versatile work in television and film, returns to the Broadway limelight as Mrs. Webb, adding another distinguished role to her Broadway portfolio which includes performances in All My Sons and Dead Accounts.

The ensemble, a blend of seasoned and emerging talent, includes notable names like Billy Eugene Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Richard Thomas, Michelle Wilson, Julie Halston, and Donald Webber Jr., promising a production of exceptional caliber. Director Kenny Leon, in a heartfelt statement, expressed his honor in bringing Wilder’s masterpiece to a new generation, emphasizing the play’s enduring significance and its profound commentary on the human condition.

The production’s design team boasts a collection of Broadway’s finest, including Tony Award winners and nominees, ensuring that Our Town’s return to Broadway will be a visually and aurally stunning experience that honors its storied legacy. Our Town, Wilder’s exploration of life, love, and loss in the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, remains a seminal work in American theater, celebrated for its simplicity, depth, and universal themes. This revival, the first major Broadway production in nearly a quarter of a century, offers a fresh opportunity to experience Wilder’s poignant reflection on the shared human experience.

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