Amy Herzog’s new drama Belleville will receive a New York premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the production will begin performances on February 12 at NYTW, with opening night set for March 3. The limited engagement will run through March 31.
Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller, Pascale Armand and Phillip James Brannon will lead the cast of Belleville, which follows the lives of Abby and Zack, a pair of American newlyweds who move to Paris' bustling, bohemian Belleville neighborhood. As they try to build a life together far from their family and friends in the States, the duo’s passive-aggressive relationship is tested after an awkward afternoon discovery, a landlord’s ultimatum and a cracked toenail.
Belleville premiered in 2011 at Yale Repertory Theater. Herzog’s critically-acclaimed play The Great God Pan is currently running off-Broadway, where it has extended and played to sold out crowds.
Dizzia received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in 2009’s In The Next Room… Her off-Broadway credits include Cradle and All and The Drunken City. Keller’s Broadway credits include Wit and Uncle Vanya. Armand appeared off Broadway in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Four and Playwrights Horizons’ Breath, Boom. Brannon’s credits fall largely in the Chicago theater scene, notably including the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.