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Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels Book 'Blackbird'



    Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels Book 'Blackbird'
    Valerie Macon | Jason Kempin
    Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels will co-star in a controversial new play this spring.

    Three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams and Emmy winner Jeff Daniels will return to Broadway this spring in David Harrower’s one-act drama “Blackbird.”

    The 18-week limited engagement production will begin previews Feb. 5 at the Belasco Theatre, where the hit revival of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” just closed up shop. Opening night is set for March 10, with closing scheduled for June 12.

    Daniels plays a man who was jailed for the statutory rape of a 12-year-old girl. Williams is that girl -- now an adult -- who tracks him down 15 years later. It’s unclear if she’s looking for revenge or a new connection.

    Two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello will direct. He returns to the play after directing its 2007 premiere at the Manhattan Theatre Club -- in a production that starred Daniels alongside Alison Pill (HBO’s “The Newsroom”).

    This will be Williams’ first Broadway play -- and her first show since making her debut in the 2014 revival of “Cabaret.” It’s Daniels’ first Broadway show since 2009’s “God of Carnage,” for which he was Tony-nominated.

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