Adam Rapp’s “The Sound Inside” will debut on Broadway this fall and is set to star actress Mary-Louise Parker.
The show was first staged at Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts. The New York Times‘ co-chief theater critic Jesse Green called the drama “astonishing,” praising Parker for her “sensationally controlled performance.” Now, the show will hit Broadway directed again by Tony Award-winning director for “The Band’s Visit” David Crome, and it will be produced by Jeffrey Reichards, Lincoln Center Theater, and Rebecca Gold. Parker will be joined by Will Hochman, who will make his Broadway debut.
The two-character play revolves around an accomplished professor, Bella Baird, who is struggling with a difficult diagnosis, and her mysterious creative writing student, Christopher. The Williamstown Theatre Festival described the play as “intensely intimate and deeplly moving, this haunting play probes the question of what one person can do for another.” In an interview with the Times, Parker said the show is “probably the most daunting thing I’ve ever done.” She described her character as an academic and an intellectual, something she hasn’t been able to “enlist that part of myself.”
Parker has previously performed in seven Broadway shows. In 2001, she won a Tony Award for her work in “Proof” and was nominated for 1990’s “Prelude to a Kiss” and 2005’s “Reckless.” Most recently, she starred in 2016’s “Heisenberg.”
“The Sound Inside” will begin previews on September 14 before opening on October 17 at Studio 54.
Featured Photo: Mary-Louise Parker via Flickr user Gage Skidmore