Ed Harris to Star Off Broadway in 'The Jacksonian'

Ed Harris
Ed Harris
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NEW YORK --  Husband and wife Ed Harris and Amy Madigan will star alongside Glenne Headly and Bill Pullman Off Broadway in The Jacksonian, Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley's darkly humorous play set in an early '60s Mississippi town poisoned by racism and madness.

Directed by Tony Award winner Robert Falls, the production will be staged as part of the New Group's 2013-14 season, with previews scheduled to begin in October at the company's regular home at Theater Row.

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First produced at the Geffen Playhouse early last year, The Jacksonian stars Harris as a dentist exiled by his estranged wife (Madigan) to a seedy motel, where he encounters a gold-digging staffer and an untrustworthy bartender, played by Headly and Pullman, respectively.

All four lead actors reprise their role from the well-received West Coast premiere, with additional cast to be announced.

Also on tap for the New Group in winter is the world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's latest play, Intimacy, a comedy about race and sex that focuses on three ethnically diverse families in the same squeaky-clean suburban American town. 

New Group artistic director Scott Elliott will stage that production, which begins performances in January. Bradshaw's play Burning was presented by the New Group in 2011.

A third production in the company's new season lineup is to be announced.

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