Bobby Cannavale(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Bobby Cannavale
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Bobby Cannavale and Alison Pill will star in the New York premiere production of Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius, at Manhattan Theatre Club's Biltmore Theater, starting on September 13. The production, to be directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, will officially open on October 4. Additional casting is still to be announced.

Co-produced by Manhattan Theatre Club and Boston's Huntington Theatre Company, where the show debuted last season, the play is a dark comedy about two half-sisters who inherit a rare stamp collection. Rebeck's other plays include The Scene, Bad Dates, and Omnium Gatherum, for which she and co-author Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros were named finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The production team for Mauritius includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), and David Van Tieghem (original music and sound design). Hughes is currently represented on Broadway by Inherit the Wind. He won a Tony Award for his direction of Doubt, and was also nominated for his work on Frozen.

Cannavale has previously appeared Off-Broadway in Fucking A and the 2005 revival of Hurlyburly. He won an Emmy Award for his recurring role of Vince on Will & Grace. Pill is currently starring in MTC's production of Blackbird and received a Tony nomination for her work in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Her many other theater credits include The Distance from Here, On the Mountain, and None of the Above.