Jeff Daniels, Michelle Williams head to Blackbird on Broadway
Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams will return to Broadway this spring in Blackbird, the 2007 Olivier Award-winning drama from David Harrower.
The play chronicles the reunion of Una (Williams) and Ray (Daniels), who have not seen each other since he was arrested for their sexual affair fifteen years earlier, when Una was just 12 years old.
The play will be helmed by Joe Mantello, who directed Daniels in Blackbird in 2007 in a production mounted by Manhattan Theatre Club; Daniels’ would-be The Newsroom co-star Allison Pill played Una.
Produced by Scott Rudin, the production will begin previews on Feb. 5, 2016, at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre. Opening night is slated for March 10; the 18-week limited engagement will end June 12.
Daniels is a Tony Award nominee for his role opposite Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden in 2009’s God of Carnage; Williams most recently made her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in Roundabout’s revival of Cabaret in 2014.