Alison Pill and Abigail Breslin
in The Miracle Worker
(© Joan Marcus)
Alison Pill and Abigail Breslin
in The Miracle Worker
(© Joan Marcus)
Producer David Richenthal has issued a statement regarding the Broadway production of The Miracle Worker, which opened earlier this week at the Circle in the Square Theater.

The statement reads: "While we are very proud to have received such positive reviews, and overwhelmingly unanimous praise for our leading ladies Abigail Breslin and Alison Pill, the box office has not ignited as we had hoped. But we will continue in good faith with a call to arms for anyone who has been waiting to see it to act now. I've never seen families and young children react to a play the way we've witnessed at Circle in the Square. It is our hope that momentum will build so we may continue to share this powerful story of the resilience of the human spirit with a new generation of theatergoers. If we don't witness a significant increase in the box office over the weekend we will need to take a close look at our ability to keep the production open."

William Gibson's play, which debuted on Broadway in 1959, tells the real-life story of Helen Keller, who was born blind and deaf, and Annie Sullivan, the teacher who taught Keller to communicate with the world. Kate Whoriskey has directed the Broadway revival.

The cast features Abigail Breslin as Helen, Alison Pill as Annie, Jennifer Morrison as Kate Keller, Matthew Modine as Captain Keller, Elizabeth Franz as Aunt Ev, Tobias Segal as James, Daniel Oreskes as Doctor/Anagnos, Michael Cummings as Percy, Simone Joy Jones as Martha, Yvette Ganier as Janey, and Lance Chantiles-Wentz as Jimmie.

For more information, visit www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com.

For TheaterMania's review of The Miracle Worker, click here.