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Elaine May, Michael Cera, Lucas Hedges Take Opening-Night Bows in The Waverly Gallery

Joan Allen and David Cromer costar in Kenneth Lonergan's play, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Elaine May and Kenneth Lonergan bow as The Waverly Gallery opens on Broadway.
(© David Gordon)

The Broadway premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery, directed by Lila Neugebauer, celebrated its opening night at the Golden Theatre on October 25.

Michael Cera, Lucas Hedges, David Cromer, Joan Allen, Elaine May, Kenneth Lonergan, and Lila Neugebauer onstage at the Golden Theatre.
(© David Gordon)

The company is made up of Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, Joan Allen, Michael Cera, and David Cromer, with a creative team that includes David Zinn (scenic design), Ann Roth (costume design), and Brian MacDevitt (lighting design).

Lucas Hedges, Elaine May, and Joan Allen during the opening night bows of The Waverly Gallery.
(© David Gordon)

The Waverly Gallery follows a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother's battle against Alzheimer's disease. Gladys is an old-school lefty, a social activist, and a longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson.

The Waverly Gallery team celebrates onstage.
(© David Gordon)

The Waverly Gallery was first produced by Second Stage Theatre in 2000.