S. Epatha Merkerson to Star on Broadway in Come Back, Little Sheba
Merkerson will play Lola, a woman a caught in a stale 25-year marriage to the alcoholic Doc -- a relationship that changes when the couple takes in Marie, a beautiful young boarder. The play opened on Broadway in 1950, where it ran for 190 performances; it won Tony Awards for Shirley Booth as Lola and Sidney Blackmer as Doc. Booth also won the Oscar for the 1952 film version, which co-starred Burt Lancaster and Terry Moore. The 1977 television version starred Joanne Woodward, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Carrie Fisher.