Rehearsals are underway for the New Group's production of Sharr White's The True, which will begin previews on September 4 ahead of an official opening night on September 20. The run at the Pershing Square Signature Center is scheduled to end on October 21.
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 (Michael 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."
Falco and McKean are joined in the company by Peter Scolari, Austin Cauldwell, Glenn Fitzgerald, and John Pankow. Scott Elliott directs.