Broadway alum Mark Blum will replace Bill Sage as Joel in the previously announced world premiere of Francine Volpe’s thriller The Good Mother. Sage dropped out of the production prior to rehearsals due to a scheduling conflict.
Directed by Scott Elliott, the New Group production is set to begin previews October 29, with an official opening night scheduled for November 15 at off-Broadway’s Theatre Row. The Good Mother will play a limited engagement through December 22.
The Good Mother tells the story of Larissa, a single mom who can barely meet the mortgage on her house in Mount Vernon, New York. When a bizarre incident involving her four-year-old daughter forces Larissa to face a person from her past, Larissa’s own questionable actions come back to haunt her. The cast also features Gretchen Mol, Darren Goldstein, Alfredo Narciso and Eric Nelsen.
Blum’s Broadway credits include both the 2000 and the 2012 revivals of The Best Man, Twelve Angry Men, A Thousand Clowns and Lost in Yonkers. His film and TV credits include Shattered Glass, Desperately Seeking Susan, Crocodile Dundee, The Presidio, Pan Am, The Good Wife and Law & Order.