Star wattage will be in full supply in Will Eno’s new play The Realistic Joneses, which producers announced will begin preview performances in mid-March in anticipation of an April 6 opening night on Broadway.
Toni Collette (Hostages), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Tracy Letts (Homeland), and Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny) will all star in the comedy about Bob and Jennifer Jones (Letts and Collette) and their new neighbors, John and Pony Jones (Hall and Tomei), two suburban couples who share much more than a surname when their relationships begin to intertwine.
Each of the four actors has a theatrical pedigree: Emmy winner Collette was a 2000 Tony nominee for LaChiusa’s The Wild Party; Hall appeared in the musicals Cabaret and Chicago and a handful of well-received off-Broadway dramas; Oscar winner Tomei starred on Broadway in Top Girls, Salome, and Wait Until Dark; and Letts is a Tony-winning actor (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and playwright (August: Osage County).
The Realistic Joneses will be directed by Sam Gold and will play a Shubert theater to be announced. The show first bowed at Yale Rep in 2012. The play was announced for Broadway in fall 2013.