Tony Shalhoub
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Tony Shalhoub
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Tony Shalhoub will join fellow Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton in the Second Stage Theatre production of Theresa Rebeck's The Scene, which is scheduled to run December 12-February 4 and to open officially on January 11. The show will be directed by Rebecca Taichman.

In this black comedy, Shalhoub will portray Charlie, an unemployed New York actor who is married to Heaton's character, Stella, a producer of a morning television news program. Rebeck's credits include Bad Dates, Spike Heels, and Mauritius, the latter receiving its world premiere this month at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company in a production directed by Taichman.

Shalhoub received a Tony Award nomination for Conversations with My Father and appeared on Broadway in The Heidi Chronicles and the 1985 revival of The Odd Couple. His other stage credits include Waiting for Godot and Richard III. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Monk; his other television credits include the NBC series Wings and the TV movie versions of Gypsy and That Championship Season.

Heaton began her acting career on the New York stage and appeared on Broadway in the gospel musical Don't Get Started. She won two Emmy Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work as Debra Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond. Among her many other film and television credits are the TNT version of The Goodbye Girl, Space Jam, Beethoven, and Room for Two.