Mark Ruffalo to Star in Arthur Miller’s The Price on Broadway by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that John Turturro, who was previously announced to be taking on the role of Victor Franz in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price, has left the production due to his filming schedule. Mark Ruffalo will join the cast in his place at the American Airlines Theatre, New York where the production begins performances February 16, 2017 in advance of a March 16, 2017 opening. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017.
Mark Ruffalo, Brooklyn, New York, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Mark Ruffalo was last seen on Broadway in the 2006 revival of Awake and Sing!, earning a Tony nomination and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. He joins an ensemble that also includes Tony Shalhoub (Walter Franz), Jessica Hecht (Esther Franz), and Danny DeVito (Gregory Solomon).
In The Price, when the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice.
The Price first opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre on February 7, 1968, where it played until moving to the 46th Street Theatre on November 18, 1968. The production played a total of 429 performances and starred Harold Gary as Gregory Solomon, Pat Hingle as Victor Franz, Kate Reid as Esther Franz, and Arthur Kennedy as Walter Franz. In 1968, The Price was nominated for two Tony Awards, for Best Play (Arthur Miller, writer; Robert Whitehead, producer) and Best Scenic Design (Boris Aronson). The drama has since received three revival productions, in 1979, 1992, and 1999.
Roundabout has an extensive history with Arthur Miller, most recently presenting After the Fall in 2004 and The Man Who Had All the Luck in 2002 on the American Airlines stage. Other productions include a Tony Award nominated production of The Price in 1992 and All My Sons in 1974 and 1997, The Crucible in 1989, and the Tony Award winning revival of A View from the Bridge in 1997.
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