Known principally for her offbeat comedic stylings, Janeane Garofalo is making her Broadway debut in The Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of “Marvin’s Room”, which opens today at the American Airlines Theatre (tickets at TicketClub.com).
The play, written by Scott McPherson, has never been on Broadway before, having debuted in 1991 off broadway, just a year before the writer died at age 33 from complications related to AIDS. It was made into a movie in 1996 starring Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Garofalo and Lili Taylor play the estranged sisters reunited by illness in the new production, which has been in previews since early this month. Jack DiValco plays the role of Hank, with Celia Weston as Aunt Ruth.
Anne Kauffman, an Obie winner, makes her Broadway directorial debut with the play, which is set for a limited engagement through August 27.
Photo: Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, Celia Weston, and director Anne Kauffman (left to right). by Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times