Michael Ausiello
July 26, 2010 AT 07:30 PM EDT

Image Credit: Insidefoto/PR PhotosHBO’s star-studded Broadway-themed pilot The Miraculous Year has lined up another impressive name: Susan Sarandon.

The Oscar winner has been cast in the recurring role of Patty Atwood, the director/choreographer of the play-within-the-show.

Produced by Tony winner John Logan and Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow (who’s directing the pilot), Year centers on a wildly self-destructive and manipulative Broadway composer (played by Broadway vet Norbert Leo Butz) who’s juggling both a challenging new show and his dysfunctional New York family.

Production on the pilot begins today in New York.

Year‘s impressive cast also includes…

* Hope Davis as Mandy Vance, Terry’s sister, a corporate lawyer.

* Frank Langella as Alex Segal, Terry and Mandy’s father, a world-class painter.

* Eddie Redmayne as Connor Lynn, a performer in Terry’s show.

* Linus Roache as Scott Vance, Mandy’s husband.

* Patti LuPone as Veronica, a Broadway star.

* Stark Sands as Duke Ellis, Veronica’s son.

* Elaine Cassidy as Brona McKinney, Terry’s assistant.

* Remy Nozik as Lara Vance, Mandy and Scott’s daughter.

* Logan Georges as Cameron Vance, Mandy’s and Scott’s son.

* Lee Pace as Frank Moss, Terry’s partner.

* Louis Ozawa Changchien as Tamil Lee, an art curator.

* Giancarlo Esposito as Harold Burton, Mandy’s boss.

* Karine Plantadit as Nadine, dancer in Terry’s show.

* Brooks Ashmanskas as Fritz, Terry’s librettist.

* Andre Ward as Mathius, dancer in Terry’s show.

* Erik Altemus as Brandon, dancer in Terry’s show.

* Daniel Davis as Frederick, Terry’s mentor.

Thoughts? Here’s mine: If this show doesn’t get picked up to series, there are going to be a lot of really angry theater fans out there.

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