Emmy and Golden Globe winner Toni Collette, Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall, Tony winner Tracy Letts and Oscar winner Marisa Tomei are moving to the suburbs! The stage and screen favorites will star on Broadway in Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, a play about two couples with a disconcerting amount in common. Directed by Sam Gold (Picnic), the production is slated to begin performances in February, with an opening night expected in late March. No official dates or theater have been announced.
Billed as a dark comedy, The Realistic Joneses originally premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, in April 2012, starring Letts, Parker Posey, Glenn Fitzgerald and Johanna Day. Set in a small town, The Realistic Joneses tells the story of John and Bob (Hall and Letts), two men who share the same last name and are both grappling with the same harrowing illness.
Collette made her Broadway debut in The Wild Party in 2000. Her film and TV credits include Muriel’s Wedding, Emma, The Boys, The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine, In Her Shoes, Connie and Carla, About a Boy, Shaft, Changing Lanes and The United States of Tara, for which she won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award. Collette currently stars on TV’s Hostages.
Hall has appeared on Broadway in Skylight, Chicago and Cabaret. On the small screen, he is best known for his Golden Globe-winning turn on TV's Dexter. He played funeral home owner David Fisher on HBO’s Six Feet Under for five seasons.
Letts won a Tony Award for his Broadway acting debut in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? As a playwright, Letts is a Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner for his drama August: Osage County. A film adaptation of that play will open in theaters in December. Letts’ play Killer Joe is slated to hit Broadway in 2014. He currently plays Senator Andrew Lockhard on TV’s Homeland.
An Academy Award winner for My Cousin Vinny, Tomei has appeared on Broadway in Top Girls, Salome and Wait Until Dark. Her additional film and TV credits include Unhook the Stars, Slums of Beverly Hills, What Women Want, Anger Management, Wild Hogs, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Wrestler and In the Bedroom.