Egolf, Shelley, Tom Set for The Secret Letters of Jackie and Marilyn
The play, written by Mark Hampton and Michael Sharp and based on Wendy Leigh's book, depicts a friendship between two of America's most glamorous women who turn to each other for solace and salvation. Foglia's directing credits include the Broadway revival of On Golden Pond, Master Class, and the regional production of Paper Doll, which was written by Hampton.
Egolf, who will play Jackie, previously understudied the role of Jackie Kennedy in the Broadway play Jackie, in which she also played Lee Bouvier, Christina Onassis, and Patricia Kennedy Lawford (who passed away yesterday). She also starred in the Broadway revival of Ring Round the Moon and was recently seen Off-Broadway in All This Intimacy.
Shelley, who will play Patty, Marilyn's assistant and confidante, won the Tony Award for her work in The Elephant Man, and received Tony nominations for Absurd Person Singular and Stepping Out. Her other Broadway credits include The Norman Conquests, Noises Off, Cabaret, and Wicked. Earlier this summer, she starred in the Barrington Stage Company production of Ring Round the Moon.