Dana Ivey
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Dana Ivey
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Four-time Tony Award nominee Dana Ivey will star in the Irish Repertory Theater's revival of George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession, December 9-January 29. The production, to be directed by Irish Rep artistic director Charlotte Moore, will open officially on December 18.

In addition to Ivey, the cast includes Laura Odeh, David Staller, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Kevin Collins, and Kenneth Garner. The design team for the show consists of Dan Kuchar (sets), David Toser (costumes), Mary Jo Dondlinger (lighting), Robert-Charles Vallance (wigs and hair), and Murmod, Inc. (sound).

Ivey received Tony nominations for The Rivals, Heartbreak House, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and Sunday in the Park With George. She won the Clarence Derwent Award for her performance in the 1982 revival of Present Laughter (with George C. Scott), Drama Desk Awards for Ballyhoo and Sex and Longing, and the Obie and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Driving Miss Daisy.

Mrs. Warren's Profession tells of Vivie Warren, a Cambridge educated and well brought-up young woman who learns that her mother, Mrs. Kitty Warren, has risen from abject poverty to enormous wealth through her investments in brothels throughout Europe. The play was first seen on Broadway in 1905 and last revived there in 1976 with Ruth Gordon, Lynn Redgrave, Philip Bosco, and Milo O'Shea in the cast. The Roundabout Theatre Company produced a celebrated Off-Broadway revival in 1985, starring Uta Hagen and Pamela Reed.