Second Stage’s Broadway production of Linda Vista begins performances at the Helen Hayes Theater September 19 ahead of an October 10 opening. Ian Barford will return to the role of Wheeler in the Tracy Letts play after originating the part at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2017 (and again in Los Angeles).
In Linda Vista, Wheeler is a 50-year-old man with a mundane job whose marriage is just over. When he makes the move from a cot in his ex-wife’s garage to his own apartment, a world of new possibilities for love, sex, and redemption become available to him.
Directed by Dexter Bullard, Barford is joined on Broadway in Linda Vista by Sally Murphy, Caroline Neff, Cora Vander Broek, and Troy West, who are all reprising their roles from the Chicago and L.A. productions as well. Chantal Thuy is reprising her role from the L.A. run, and Jim True-Frost is new to the cast.
Flip through photos of the press day below:
Broadway’s Linda Vista Meets the Press
The Broadway premiere is presented in association with Steppenwolf Theatre and Center Theatre Group. The staging will feature scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Laura Bauer, lighting design by Marcus Doshi, sound design by Richard Woodbury, and casting by Telsey + Co.