Cynthia Nixon
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Cynthia Nixon
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
John Gallagher Jr. and Mary Catherine Garrison will join Tyne Daly, Cynthia Nixon, and John Slattery in the Manhattan Theater Club's world premiere production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole. The production, to be directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, will begin performances on January 12 at the Biltmore Theater, with the official opening scheduled for February 2.

The show's creative team will include John Lee Beatty (set design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), Christopher Akerlind (lighting design), and John Gromada (sound design and original music).

In the play, Becca and Howie Corbett (Nixon and Slattery) have everything a family could want -- but then their world is turned upside down by a life-shattering accident. Moreover, Becca must cope with the distractions of her reckless sister Izzy (Garrison), and their opinionated mother Nat (Daly), who has forged an unlikely friendship with Jason, a neighborhood teenager (Gallagher).

Daly won a Tony Award for her performance as Rose in the 1989 revival of Gypsy and earned praise for her starring role in the City Center Encores! presentation of Call Me Madam. She is the recipient of six Emmy Awards for her work on Cagney & Lacey and Judging Amy. Gallagher was seen in the Off-Broadway production of Lindsay-Abaire's Kimberly Akimbo. Garrison was seen on Broadway as Squeaky Fromme in Assassins and Off-Broadway in The Foreigner and Debbie Does Dallas.

Nixon's Broadway credits include Hurlyburly, The Real Thing, The Philadelphia Story, Indiscretions (for which she received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actress), and The Women. Nixon won a 2004 Emmy Award for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Miranda Hobbes on HBO's Sex and the City. Slattery, who guest starred on several episodes of Sex and the City, appeared on Broadway in Laughter on the 23rd Floor and in the revival of Betrayal. He was seen in five previous MTC productions, including Three Days of Rain.

Lindsay-Abaire's plays Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World, and Kimberly Akimbo were all produced Off-Broadway by MTC. Sullivan is a five-time Tony nominee and won the award for Proof, which originated at MTC. Currently, he is represented by Wendy Wasserstein's Third at Lincoln Center's Mitzi Newhouse Theater.