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Laura Linney Opens on Broadway in My Name Is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout's novel is brought to the stage at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Elizabeth Strout, Laura Linney, and playwright Rona Munro on stage after My Name is Lucy Barton.
(© David Gordon)

The Broadway premiere of Manhattan Theatre Club's My Name Is Lucy Barton, starring Laura Linney, opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on January 15. Adapted by Rona Munro from Elizabeth Strout's novel, the play is directed by Richard Eyre.

Laura Linney with novelist Elizabeth Strout and playwright Rona Munro.
(© David Gordon)

Linney, according to a press release, "plays Lucy Barton, a woman who wakes after an operation to find — much to her surprise — her mother at the foot of her bed. They haven't seen each other in years. During their days-long visit, Lucy tries to understand her past, works to come to terms with her family, and begins to find herself as a writer."

Laura Linney with her dress designer, Christian Siriano.
(© David Gordon)

The creative team will include Bob Crowley (scenic and costume design), Peter Mumford (lighting design), John Leonard (sound design), and Luke Halls (projection design).

Janet McTeer and Joseph Coleman attend the performance.
(© David Gordon)

My Name Is Lucy Barton premiered at London Theatre Company's Bridge Theatre in 2019.

Guests included Cynthia Nixon.
(© David Gordon)
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