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Helen Hunt to Play Stage Manager in Off-Broadway Our Town logo
Helen Hunt
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Academy Award winner Helen Hunt will take over the role of the Stage Manager in the Off-Broadway production of Our Town, at the Barrow Street Theatre, from July 6 to August 1. She succeeds Michael McKean, who will play his final performance Sunday, July 4.

David Cromer has directed the production. The current cast also includes Elizabeth Audley (Mrs. Soames), Robert Beitzel (Howie Newsome), Kati Brazda (Mrs. Webb), Will Brill (Joe Crowell, Jr.), Nathan Dame (Sam Craig), Roger E. DeWitt (Joe Stoddard), Donna Jay Fulks (Mrs. Gibbs), Emma Galvin (Rebecca Gibbs), Jennifer Grace (Emily Webb), Wilbur Edwin Henry (Professor Willard), Mark Hattan (Constable Warren), David Manis (Mr. Webb), Jonathan Mastro (Simon Stimson), James McMenamin (George Gibbs), Seamus Mulcahy (Wally Webb), Jeff Still (Doc Gibbs), and Jason Yachanin (Si Crowell), with Dana Jacks, Lynn Laurence, Kathleen Peirce, Keith Perry, and Mark Shock.

Hunt won an Oscar for her performance in As Good As It Gets, and received four Emmy awards for playing the role of Jamie Buchman on the NBC sitcom Mad About You. Her Broadway credits include Life (x) 3, Twelfth Night, and playing the role of Emily in the Lincoln Center production of Our Town.

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