The Waverly Gallery – Opens October 25th
A memory play that centers around a boutique art gallery in Greenwich Village, the elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease who runs it, her family who struggles to care for her, and a building owner who aims to turn the gallery into a cafe.
Author Kenneth Lonergan won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea, for which he also received a nomination as Best Director. Lonergan also received Oscar nominations for his screenplays You Can Count On Me and Gangs of New York. His plays include This Is Our Youth, Lobby Hero and The Starry Messenger. The Waverly Gallery is inspired by his grandmother’s Greenwich Village gallery.
The Waverly Gallery stars comedy royalty Elaine May, as well as Tony-winner Joan Allen (Burn This, The Heidi Chronicles) and Lonergan alums Michael Cera (Lobby Hero) and Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea) Elaine May, one half of the legendary comedy duo Nichols and May, made her Broadway debut in 1960 at the Golden Theatre with An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May. She also penned the plays Taller Than a Dwarf, After the Night and the Music, and George Is Dead, which was featured in the 2011 Broadway triple bill Relatively Speaking. Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Lila Neugebauer (The Wolves) marks her Broadway directorial debut with this production.