Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore gets an Off-Broadway revival starting tonight, 7 January. Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis plays Flora Goforth, a widow penning her memoirs.
Michael Wilson directs the Roundabout Theatre Company staging at its Off-Broadway home at the Laura Pels Theatre. Performances play until 3 April.
Also starting tonight is The Abbey Theatre production of Henrik Ibsen’s penultimate work, John Gabriel Borkman, starring Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw and Lindsay Duncan, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and continues until 6 February.
James MacDonald helms the Frank McGuinness adaptation of Ibsen’s 1896 play, which played its world-premiere run in Dublin last fall. Tony Award winner Duncan (Private Lives), two-time Tony Award nominee Rickman (Private Lives, Creditors) and Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award winner Shaw (Medea, Happy Days) lead the cast.
“Not that I’m bitter, just curious. I have to say that most of the people in my age group have been in Harry Potter, but not me.”