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4000 Miles Star Mary Louise Wilson on Grey Gardens, Gypsy and the Role That Changed Her Career

4000 Miles Star Mary Louise Wilson on Grey Gardens, Gypsy and the Role That Changed Her Career

“One of the great thing about being an actor is that you have several lives,” says Mary Louise Wilson—and she should know. Almost 50 years after her Broadway debut in the flop musical Hot Spot, Wilson is in her prime, winning raves for playing feisty grandmother Vera Joseph in Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles at Lincoln Center Theater. This ...

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4000 Miles Stars Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert Offer a Crash Course in Comic Timing

4000 Miles Stars Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert Offer a Crash Course in Comic Timing

In this new feature, Broadway.com staffers send personal shout-outs to applause-worthy stars, shows and more.

“Are you high?” With those three words aimed at Gabriel Ebert, Mary Louise Wilson sets in motion the comic chemistry that makes 4000 Miles [now at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater] one of the season’s most delicious treats. It’s ...

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Mary Louise Wilson, Gabriel Ebert & Co. Toast Opening Night of 4000 Miles

Mary Louise Wilson, Gabriel Ebert & Co. Toast Opening Night of 4000 Miles
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One of the most satisfying plays of 2011, Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, has made the jump from Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 to the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre. The good news is that the wonderful four-person original cast—Mary Louise Wilson, Gabriel Ebert, Greta Lee and Zoe Winters—is back for the off-Broadway production, which opened on April 2 ...

4000 Miles, Starring Mary Louise Wilson, Opens at Lincoln Center Theater

 4000 Miles, Starring Mary Louise Wilson, Opens at Lincoln Center Theater

Amy Herzog’s new play 4000 Miles opens April 2 at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre. The off-Broadway production, directed by Daniel Aukin, stars Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert.

4000 Miles tells the story of 21 year-old Leo (Ebert) who loses his best friend during a cross-country bike trip. Leo then seeks solace from ...

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Bridging the Generation Gap with Tony Winner Mary Louise Wilson and the Cast of 4000 Miles

Bridging the Generation Gap with Tony Winner Mary Louise Wilson and the Cast of 4000 Miles

Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson, Gabriel Ebert & more preview Amy Herzog’s touching new play 4000 Miles at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, where the drama opens April 2. 

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Photo Preview of Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert in Lincoln Center Theater’s 4000 Miles

Photo Preview of Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert in Lincoln Center Theater’s 4000 Miles
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The complicated relationship between a grandmother and grandson is illuminated in Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. The play chronicles three weeks during which lost-in-life Leo (Gabriel Ebert) takes up residence with his feisty 91-year-old grandmother (Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson) in her West Village apartment. Directed by Daniel Aukin, this Lincoln Center Theater production offers a fascinating and often funny ...

Mary Louise Wilson to Depart Grey Gardens on 7/29

Mary Louise Wilson to Depart Grey Gardens on 7/29

Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson has set at July 29 departure date from the Broadway production of Grey Gardens. Wilson has played Edith Bouvier "Big Edie" Beale in the musical's second act since its first workshop in late 2004 at The Sundance Institute. No replacement has been announced, although a news release said the role will be filled ...

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Mary Louise Wilson, David Margulies Win Richard Seff Awards

Mary Louise Wilson, David Margulies Win Richard Seff Awards

Mary Louise Wilson and David Margulies will receive this year's Richard Seff Awards, presented annually by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The awards honor a female and male character actor, 50 years of age or older, for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or off-Broadway production. The prizes are $1,000 each plus a crystal trophy ...

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Mary Louise Wilson

Glancing at the ceiling of her cozy dressing room in the Walter Kerr Theatre, Mary Louise Wilson says, "I apologize for not having a chandelier. But it's coming! Christine found one on eBay for $99. And so now I'm going to have one too." It's a gesture of mock grandiosity with a wink toward frugality that, for ...

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