Josh Stamberg to Play Arthur Miller in World Premiere of Fall
Bernard Weinraub's new play at Huntington Theatre explores the story of Arthur Miller's "secret" Down syndrome-stricken son, Daniel.
According to published reports, Josh Stamberg, star of Showtime's The Affair, has been tapped to play Arthur Miller in Huntington Theatre Company's world-premiere production of Fall, a new play by former New York Times film reporter Bernard Weinraub, running May 18-June 16 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
The play explores the story of Miller's "secret" son Daniel, who was born with Down syndrome, later institutionalized, and never acknowledged by his parents. According to the production, Weinraub "explores the fascinating untold story of Miller and his third wife, photographer Inge Morath, and the divide between their public personas and private lives."
In addition to Stamberg, the rest of the cast will include Joanne Kelly as Morath; Joanna Glushak as Dr. Wise; John Hickok as Broadway producer Robert Whitehead; and Nolan James Tierce, a local actor who himself has Down syndrome, as Daniel. Peter DuBois, Huntington's artistic director, will direct.
Fall is copresented by Todd Black and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists, the film production company behind such films as Southpaw, The Equalizer, and The Pursuit of Happyness.