Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet, and More at First Day of Rehearsal for The Whirligig
The stars of the New Group's production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig met the press at their rehearsal studio on April 3. Directed by Scott Elliott, it begins performances May 4 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
The Whirligig stars Noah Bean (Patrick), Norbert Leo Butz (Michael), Jon DeVries (Mr. Biacco), Alex Hurt (Greg), Zosia Mamet (Trish), Jonny Orsini (Derrick), Grace Van Patten (Julie), and Dolly Wells (Kristina).
Directed by Scott Elliott, The Whirligig is described as follows: "When, after much time away, Kristina is back in Berkshire County, word spreads fast that she and her ex-husband Michael are caring for their estranged, ailing daughter Julie. Brokenhearted and giddy with love and confusion, surprising visitors from Julie's complicated past practically trip over each other to reach the young woman they thought they'd lost years before but still feel so deeply connected to."
The creative team includes scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by M.L. Dogg, original music by Duncan Sheik, and special effects design by Jeremy Chernick.