Marking Will Eno’s first play to hit Broadway (his acclaimed mini-opus The Open House plays Off Broadway through this Sunday), The Realistic Joneses proves to be one of the unbeatable ensembles of the theater season, with its talented brood all making much-awaited returns: Dexter’s Michael C. Hall back on the boards for the first time in 12 years (since a short stint as Billy Flynn in Chicago), co-star Toni Collette (The United States of Tara) in her first NYC stage role since wowing us with her singing chops in The Wild Party in 2000, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei strutting her stuff since a great turn as explorer Isabella Bird in the 2008 revival of Top Girls, and though it’s only been one year for Tracy Letts since his last performance – a shattering George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? that won him a richly-deserved Tony – was such a doozy we couldn’t wait to see him again (even though a great villainous role on Homeland this past fall certainly helped us wait).
Directed by Sam Gold, The Realistic Joneses is quirky writer Eno’s contemplative stab at suburbia, with two couples, Bob and Jennifer Jones (Letts and Collette) and John and Pony Jones (Hall and Tomei), facing various crossroads and deadpan realizations via Eno’s signature non-sequitur style of character writing. The play opens on Broadway on April 6, but get your sneak peek at six exclusive pics of the cast right here. I mean, really – you couldn’t ask for cooler neighbors (or, if the play is as deceptive as Eno’s others, could you?).
Michael C. Hall and Marisa Tomei (below)
Michael C. Hall and Tracy Letts (below)
Toni Collette and Michael C. Hall (below)
Toni Collette (below)
Marisa Tomei (below)