Off Broadway Preview: Matthew Broderick Joins the New Group’s “Evening at the Talk House” by Wallace Shawn at the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

The New Group has announced that two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick joins Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House, with, as previously announced, Jill EikenberryJohn EppersonLarry Pine, Wallace ShawnClaudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Tucker, representing full casting for this U.S. premiere directed by Scott Elliott.  Previews for Evening at the Talk House begin January 31 in advance of an Official Opening Night on February 16 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).  A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through March 12.
Remember when we felt we could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear?  Yes, things have changed a bit, haven’t they?  And people keep saying there’s nothing to be afraid of!  In Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House, everyone’s invited to join the company of Robert (Matthew Broderick)’s under-appreciated masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing with Moon and Stars, at a get-together to raise a toast on the 10th anniversary of its opening night.  To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie (Jill Eikenberry) will host this celebration at the old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open).  Please come.  We need each other.
Evening at the Talk House features Matthew Broderick as Robert, Jill Eikenberry as Nellie, John Epperson as Ted, Larry Pine as Tom, Wallace Shawn as Dick, Claudia Shear as Annette, Annapurna Sriram as Jane and Michael Tucker as Bill.
Directed by Scott Elliott, this production features Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Costume Design by Jeff Mahshie and Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton.  Production Supervisor is Production Core.    Production Stage Manager is Valerie A. Peterson.  Casting is by Judy Henderson, CSA.
This new production of Evening at the Talk House, a U.S. premiere, reunites Wallace Shawn and director Scott Elliott, whose previous collaborations for The New Group include Aunt Dan and LemonThe Fever and Marie and Bruce.  Evening at the Talk House premiered in November 2015 at the National Theatre.
The New Group’s 2016-2017 season launched with the current production Sweet Charity choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Sutton Foster (now through January 8); and continues with Wallace Shawn’s Evening at the Talk House, directed by Scott Elliott; the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, from writer and director Erica Schmidt, with Abigail BreslinIsabelle FuhrmanJoe Tippett and Alex Wolff (begins February 14, 2017); and the world premiere of The Whirligig, by Hamish Linklater, directed by Scott Elliott, with Norbert Leo ButzZosia Mamet and Maura Tierney (begins May 2, 2017; additional casting to be announced).