Screen star Greta Gerwig has been tapped to replace Maggie Gyllenhaal in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike. As previously reported, Gyllenhaal left the off-Broadway production due to scheduling conflicts. Performances of the MCC Theater production will begin May 22 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Opening night is set for June 10.
Gerwig will play Becky, a pregnant woman who can’t seem to get the attention of her husband while preoccupied with preparing for the baby’s months-away arrival. Becky takes the matters into her own hands and sets out on an adventure that starts with the purchase of a used bike from a man in town and takes her further than she ever expected she’d go.
Gerwig will be making her stage debut. Her film credits include Frances Ha, Greenberg and the upcoming adaptation of The Humbling. She has also signed on to star in the pilot of How I Met Your Dad, a spinoff of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.