Summary of Moon for the Misbegotten

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Brooks Atkinson Theatre

256 West 47th Street


April 9, 2007

Broadway Play

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Summary of Moon For The Misbegotten

The current production of A Moon for the Misbegotten is its fourth revival production on Broadway. The first production ran for 68 performances at Bijou Theatre, now demolished. This production opened on May 2, 1957 – 50 years ago – with the cast of Cyril Cusack (an Irish Actor), Franchot Tone (one time spouse of Joan Crawford), and Wendy Hiller (one of Britain’s great dramatic talents).

The first José Quintero directed revival opened on December 29, 1973 at the Morosco Theatre, after four previews. This production, with the cast of Colleen Dewhurst (twice married to actor George C. Scott), Jason Robards, and Ed Flanders, ran for 313 performances. Ed Flanders won the Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor in a Dramatic Presentation for his performance.

The second revival, directed by David Leveaux, opened at the Cort Theatre after nineteen previews on May 1, 1984. With the cast of Ian Bannen (a Scottish actor), Jerome Kitty, and Kate Nelligan, this production ran for 40 performances.

The Daniel Sullivan directed third revival opened after fifteen previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 19, 2000. With the cast of Gabriel Byrne (an Irish actor), Roy Dotrice, and Cherry Jones, it ran for 120 performances. Roy Dotrice won the Tony Award for the Best Actor in a Featured Role for his performance.

The current, the fourth revival previewed on March 29, 2007 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater with the opening scheduled on April 9, 2007. This revival summary of A Moon for the Misbegotten is scheduled to close on June 10, 2007. The production has the cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Eve Best (a British actress), and Colm Meaney (an Irish actor), and is scheduled to run for 84 performances only. This same cast has come freshly from London after performing 112 performances of the same play at the famous Old Vic.

Summary Of Moon For The Misbegotten Storyline

This Eugene O’Neill written Howard Davies directed play, set in 1923, is a love story of Josie Hogan (played by Best), and Jim Tyrone (played by Spacey). Hogan is a woman with a quick tongue and an unsavory reputation. Her father, Phil Hogan (played by Meaney) fearing eviction from his dilapidated farmhouse by his landlord and drinking companion Tyrone, schemes to secure his farmhouse by taking advantage of the mutual longing and love between his daughter and his landlord.

The Theater

This Herbert J. Krapp designed theater was built in 1926 by the Chanin Brothers, and was then known as the Mansfield Theater. It was renamed the Brooks Atkinson Theater in 1960, after the former New York Times’ theater critic.

This 1069 seat theater, refurbished in 2000, now belongs to the Nederlander Organization, which owns eight more theaters on Broadway.

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