Mary Louise Parker really wants to conquer Broadway this season. She’s doing not one, but two plays for 2019-2020.
First up, Parker is already on the marquee at Studio 54 with “The Sound Inside,” with Will Hochman. It’s directed by David Cromer, and written by Adam Rapp. The producer is the great and indefatigable Jeffrey Richards, who is leasing Studio 54 from the Roundabout Theater.
But Parker isn’t stopping there. On March 27th, 2020, she’ll return to the theater with a revival of “How I Learned to Drive” co-starring David Morse. This is a double revival, since Parker and Morse were in the original 1997 off Broadway production of “Drive.”
This is the production that she will hope takes her to the Tony awards. Morse was a Tony nominee last year, and everyone loves playwright Paula Vogel. This will also be in a subscription house, Manhattan Theater Club. Parker w0n a Tony a in 1991 for “Proof.”
Wait? “Proof” was in 1991. Jeez Louise. Time flies!