Edie Falco will star in the world premiere of Liz Flahive’s “The Madrid” starting next month.
The new play will begin performances February 5 at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Off-Broadway home at New York City Center Stage I. The official opening will be February 26, and the limited engagement is set to run through April 21, a week longer than the originally announced run through April 14.
Falco will star along with John Ellison, Phoebe Strole, Frances Sternhagen and Christopher Evan Welch. Leigh Silverman, known for “Chinglish” and “From Up Here,” will direct the play.
“Falco stars as Martha, a kindergarten teacher with a life many would want: a loving husband (Conlee), a devoted daughter (Strole),” says notes from the Manhattan Theatre Club. “But when she leaves it all behind, it’s up to her daughter Sarah to pick up the pieces. Two-time Obie winner, Leigh Silverman directs this hilarious and heartbreaking story about motherhood, freedom and trying to see the people in your family as they really are.”
Flahive writes for Falco’s Showtime series “Nurse Jackie,” and she also wrote “From Up Here.” Falco won the Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her work in “Nurse Jackie” in 2010. She won the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series three times for her work in “The Sopranos.”
In 2011, Falco was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her work in “The House of Blue Leaves.” She has appeared on Broadway in “Side Man” and the revivals of “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” and “‘night Mother .”
Other members of the creative team for “The Madrid” include scenic designer David Zinn, costume designer Emily Rebholtz, sound designer Jill BC Du Boff and lighting designer Jeff Croiter.
Author: David Rogers