Big casting news from the Roundabout Theatre Company: Phyllis Somerville, Rebecca Henderson, James Rebhorn and Luke Kirby will lead the world premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s newest play Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. The latest off-Broadway offering from the company’s Roundabout Underground season tells the story a mother and daughter with a seriously unconventional relationship. Performances begin October 25, with an official opening on November 20 at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) will direct the production, which is scheduled to play a limited engagement through January 5, 2014.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many tells the story of Rose (Somerville), who, after the death of her husband, locks herself in her bedroom for the better part of a year, leaving her daughter Emma (Henderson) to take care of her through the closed door. When the church sends a pastor to try to coax Rose out of her room, he finds out that Rose isn’t the only person in the house using barriers to hide her true feelings.
Somerville has appeared on Broadway in Once in a Lifetime and Over Here! and off-Broadway in Happiness, The Spitfire Grill, Hurricane, All My Sons, Marisol and Little Egypt. Rebhorn’s notable Broadway credits include Prelude to a Kiss, Twelve Angry Men, The Man Who Had All the Luck, I’m Not Rappaport, Our Town and Dinner at Eight. His big-screen credits include Scent of a Woman, Independence Day, Real Steel and The Game. Henderson appeared in The Whale, The Retributionists and The Collection and A Kind of Alaska off-Broadway. Kirby’s film and TV appearances include Mambo Italiano, Take This Waltz, Shattered Glass and The Samaritan.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many features set design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Zach Blane and original music and sound by Broken Chord.