Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey Will Return to Broadway
Seven-time Emmy winner Allison Janney (The West Wing) and Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart) will return to Broadway in April 2017 in a revival of John Guare's acclaimed drama Six Degrees of Separation. Trip Cullman (Significant Other) will direct the work, which is set to run for 15 weeks at the Ethel Barrymore Theater.
Janney and Hickey will play Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, a wealthy New York couple who are captivated by the arrival of a young con man purporting to be the son of actor Sidney Poitier. Full casting, design team, and production dates will be announced in the coming months.
Six Degrees of Separation premiered off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on May 16, 1990, before moving to the Vivian Beaumont Theater on November 8. The play received the 1991 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, an Obie award for the playwright, and the 1993 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. It was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play.
Janney received Tony nominations for her performances in 9 to 5 and A View From the Bridge, and currently stars on the television series Mom. She is perhaps best known for her work as press secretary C.J. Cregg on The West Wing. Hickey's Broadway credits include Love! Valour! Compassion!, Cabaret, and Mary Stuart, among other shows.
The Broadway revival is produced by Stuart Thompson and Tim Levy.