Angela Lansbury, Marian Seldes(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Angela Lansbury, Marian Seldes
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Joanna P. Adler, Brian Haley, and Michael Mulheren will join previously announced stars Angela Lansbury and Marian Seldes in Terrence McNally's new play Deuce, which is set to begin previews on April 11 at the Music Box Theater for an 18-week engagement. The production, which will be directed by Michael Blakemore, will open officially on May 6.

In the play, Lansbury and Seldes will play Leona Mullen and Midge Barker, two former tennis champions who are reunited at a championship tournament. As they watch from the sidelines, they reminisce, remember past triumphs, and unearth forgotten truths.

McNally is a four-time Tony Award winner for the plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and the books of the musicals Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. His new play Some Men is in previews at Second Stage.

The show's creative team includes Peter J. Davison (sets), Ann Roth (costumes), Mark Henderson (lighting), Sven Ortel (video/projection), and Paul Charlier (sound). In 2000, Blakemore made history by winning Tony Awards for both Best Direction of a Play and Best Direction of a Musical for his work on Copenhagen and Kiss Me, Kate. He also received nominations for Lettice and Lovage, The Life, and City of Angels.

Adler, who is making her Broadway debut, won an Obie Award for Boys in the Basement. Her other Off-Broadway credits include Lydie Breeze, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, and Benita Canova. Haley, best known as a stand-up comedian, has appeared in the films Little Giants and The Departed. Mulheren received a Tony Award nomination for Kiss Me, Kate and has also appeared on Broadway in La Cage Aux Folles, The Boy from Oz, and Titanic.