Mary-Louise Parker Sets Broadway Return With 'The Sound Inside'

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Mary Louise-Parker

Following the play's world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival last summer, Parker will revisit her role as Bella.

In a return to the stage, Mary-Louise Parker will star in the Broadway premiere of The Sound Inside at New York's Studio 54.

Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter) and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit), the story follows a tenured professor, a talented student and a favor that causes conflict between them. 

In the wake of the the play's world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival last summer, Parker will reprise her role as Bella. Will Hochman is set to appear opposite her in his Broadway debut. 

Parker made her Broadway debut in Prelude to a Kiss in 1990, going on to appear in the plays Proof, for which she won a Tony Award, and Reckless, among others. Most recently, the actress performed on stage in Heisenberg by English playwright Simon Stephens. Despite her considerable stage career, Parker remains best known for her work on television, namely Jenji Kohan's dark comedy Weeds and Mike Nichols' HBO adaptation of Angels in America.

The Sound Inside will include scenic design by Alexander Woodward, costumes by David Hyman, lighting by Heather Gilbert, original music and sound by Daniel Kluger and projections by Aaron Rhyne. The play is produced on Broaadway by Jeffrey Richards, Lincoln Center Theater and Rebecca Gold.

Previews begin Sept. 14 at Studio 54, ahead of an Oct. 17 official opening. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 28.