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Jack DiFalco and More Join Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor in Marvin's Room

The play will be directed by Anne Kauffman.

Jack DiFalco has joined the cast of Marvin's Room.
Jack DiFalco has joined the cast of Marvin's Room.
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Full casting is set for Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Broadway premiere of Scott McPherson's Marvin's Room. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the production begins performances June 8 at the American Airlines Theatre, with opening night set for June 29.

As previously announced, the play stars Janeane Garofalo as Lee, Lili Taylor as Bessie, and Celia Weston as Ruth. They will be joined by Jack DiFalco as Hank, Carman Lacivita as Bob and "Marvin," Nedra McClyde as Dr. Charlotte, Luca Padovan as Charlie, and Triney Sandoval as Dr. Wally.

The creative team will include Laura Jellinek (sets), Jessica Pabst (costumes), Japhy Weideman (lights), and Daniel Kluger (original music and sound).

Marvin’s Room follows estranged sisters Lee and Bessie. Lee is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Bessie's got her hands full with their elderly father and his soap opera-obsessed sister. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, the two women reunite for the first time in 18 years.

Marvin’s Room premiered at the Goodman Theatre in February 1990 and went on to Hartford Stage, Playwrights Horizons, and the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York. For his work on Marvin’s Room, McPherson received the 1990 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play, and the 1991 Whiting Writer’s Award, among others.

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