The New Group has announced the full cast for its first production of the 2018-19 season, the world premiere of Sharr White's The True, which will begin previews on September 4 ahead of an official opening night on September 20 and run through October 21 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Austin Cauldwell, Glenn Fitzgerald, and John Pankow will join the previously announced Edie Falco, Michael McKean, and Peter Scolari in the production, which will be directed by Scott Elliott.
In The True, Edie Falco plays Dorothea "Polly" Noonan, described as "the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany's Democratic Party machine… When it comes to Polly, politics is only personal, especially now that her hero, 'mayor for life' Erastus Corning II (McKean), is battling for party control while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. The True is an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics."
This will be Sharr White's second production with the New Group after the 2014 New York premiere of Annapurna.