Tony Award winner Victoria Clark is among the cast members set for Lincoln Center Theater’s upcoming American premiere production of Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling. The play will begin previews on February 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and will open off-Broadway on March 8, directed by David Cromer (Our Town, Brighton Beach Memoirs).
In addition to Clark (a Tony winner for LCT's The Light in the Piazza), the cast will include Kate Blumberg (Almost An Evening, Farragut North), Mary Beth Hurt (Old Money, A Delicate Balance), Rod McLachlan (Holiday), Susan Pourfar (The Singing Forest), Will Rogers (Chair), Michael Siberry (Spamalot, The Sound of Music), Richard Topol (Cymbeline, Awake and Sing!) and Henry Vick (Acting Company’s Three Musketeers, Macbeth).
When the Rain Stops Falling is described as an epic drama, set in England and Australia, that traces a family’s history spanning 80 years. The play premiered at Australia’s 2008 Adelaide Festival, was subsequently presented by the Sydney Theater Company and was recently produced in London by the Almeida Theatre. Bovell is best known for his film Lantana and for co-writing the original screenplay for Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom and the play Speaking in Tongues.
LCT's production will have sets by David Korins, costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Tyler Micoleau, sound by Fitz Patton and original music by Josh Schmidt. When the Rain Stops Falling is being produced by arrangement with Jean Doumanian and Freddy DeMann.