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Sarah Paulson and Danny Burstein to Team in 'Talley's Folly' Off Broadway

The "American Horror Story" series regular and the Tony-nominated star of last season's "Follies" revival on Broadway will play unlikely lovers in Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winner.
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NEW YORK -- Sarah Paulson and Danny Burstein have been cast in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Off Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning 1979 play, Talley's Folly.

A romantic comedy set in an old boathouse in rural Missouri in 1944, the two-character play recounts the reunion of a pair of hesitant sweethearts who met the previous summer -- one a Jewish immigrant and the other a nurse from a conservative Protestant family, both of them bruised by the past.

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Directing the production is Michael Wilson, who staged last season's hit revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man. Talley's Folly begins previews Feb. 8 at the Laura Pels Theatre for a March 5 official opening.

Paulson currently stars in Ryan Murphy's FX series American Horror Story, and will also appear in Steve McQueen's film Twelve Years a Slave, starring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender. She received an Emmy nomination for her role in the HBO movie Game Change. Her most recent New York stage work was in the 2010 Broadway production of Collected Stories.

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Burstein received Tony nominations for his roles in last season's Broadway revival of Follies and the 2008 revival of South Pacific. Prior to Talley's Folly, he will appear alongside Tony Shalhoub in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway production of the Clifford Odets play, Golden Boy. Burstein played Lolly Steinman in the first two seasons of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.