Producers of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses announced that the Broadway production will close on July 6, 2014. The production, which opened at the Lyceum Theatre April 6, will have played 27 previews and 105 performances when it officially ends.
The show, which currently stars Michael Hall, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei, and Tracy Letts, is billed as follows: “In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. This contemporary comedy explores how our joys and sorrows – and how we choose to face them – can come to define our lives.”
Letts and Tony and Academy Award winner Collette play the roles of the couple Bob and Jennifer, respectively. Hall and Academy Award winner Tomei play the roles of John and Pony, respectively.
The production marks the Broadway debut of playwright Will Eno. His other work includes Middletown, Title and Deed, and the solo show Thom Pain which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. To date, The Realistic Joneses has earned Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations.
The Realistic Joneses is staged by Sam Gold and is produced by Jam Theatricals, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Mary Lu Roffe. Stacey Mindich, and Susan Gallin. It features scenic design by David Zinn, lighting design by Mike Barton, sound design by Leon Rothenberg, and costume design by Kaye Voyce.