Mark Ruffalo Steps Into Broadway's 'The Price'
The Oscar-nominated actor will join the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's Arthur Miller revival, replacing John Turturro, who has bowed out due to his filming schedule.
The upcoming Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's 1968 drama The Price has lost a key castmember with the exit of John Turturro, but gained a notable replacement in three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo.
He joins Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival, which begins previews Feb. 16 at the American Airlines Theatre, with an official opening set for March 16.
Turturro was forced to withdraw from the play due to a conflicting film project. Ruffalo will take his place in the lead role of Victor Franz, a bitter man who abandoned his dream of an education to support his father after the family suffered crippling losses in the Great Depression. The play explores Victor's struggle to make peace with the past three decades later, when he returns to his childhood home to sell off what remains of his parents' estate.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder Terry Kinney will direct the production, with Shalhoub as Victor's estranged brother Walter, a successful doctor; Hecht as Victor's wife Esther; and DeVito making his Broadway debut as Gregory Solomon, a shrewd Russian furniture dealer hired to appraise the family's possessions.
Ruffalo was last on Broadway in 2006, in a Tony-winning revival of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing!, which also featured Ben Gazzara, Zoe Wanamaker, Lauren Ambrose and Pablo Schreiber. He first gained attention by starring in the original 1996 off-Broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth.
Oscar-nominated for his work in The Kids Are All Right (2011), Foxcatcher (2015) and Spotlight (2016), Ruffalo will next be seen on the big screen reprising his role of Bruce Banner/Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War.
The limited engagement of The Price is scheduled to run through May 7.