David Morse, Sarah Goldberg and Christopher Denham will lead the world premiere of The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Steven Levenson. Directed by Scott Ellis, the Roundabout Theatre Company production will begin performances May 31, with opening night set for June 27 at off-Broadway’s Laura Pels Theatre. The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin is scheduled to play a limited engagement through August 25. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
The new play tells the story of Tom Durnin (Morse), who did the time for his white-collar crime. Now he’s determined to win back the respect he believes he deserves—even if it means ripping apart the new life his family has so carefully put together in his absence. Tom’s son warily allows his father to camp out on the couch, hoping the man who let everyone down has finally turned a new page. After a lifetime of empty promises, can Tom find a place in a family that has worked so hard to move on without him? In addition to Morse as James Durnin, the play stars Goldberg as Katie Nicholson and Denham as James Durnin.
Morse has appeared on Broadway in The Seafarer and On the Waterfront, and off-Broadway in How I Learned to Drive. His many film and TV credits include St. Elsewhere, The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker, Contact, The Rock, Dancer in the Dark and Medium. He earned Emmy nominations for his performances in House M.D. and John Adams. Goldberg made her Broadway debut in Clybourne Park, after starring in the West End production. Her off-Broadway credits include The Great God Pan and Look Back in Anger. Denham has appeared on Broadway in Master Harold…and the Boys and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. His film and TV credits include Shutter Island, Argo, Sound of My Voice and Charlie Wilson’s War.
The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin will include set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Jeff Mahshie, lighting design by Donald Holder and original music and sound by Obadiah Eaves.