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Kathleen Turner to co-star in "The Third Story"

Charles Busch's newest play, The Third Story, is coming to Off-Broadway's "hottest destination" - MCC Theater - following its successful world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse.

Kathleen Turner is slated to co-star in this triad of interwoven stories, in which actors portray different characters in each story; often switching from one character and storyline to another in the blink of an eye. Turner will be stepping into the roles originated by the impressive Mary Beth Peil.

Stage and screen veteran Turner, twice-nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress (for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), has been described as "a first-rate, depth-probing stage actress” by the New York Times.

Turner and Busch are joined onstage by Jennifer Van Dyck (Hedda Gabler), Scott Parkinson (The Coast of Utopia), Sarah Rafferty (Gemini) and Jonathan Walker (Twentieth Century). (Van Dyck, Parkinson and Walker appeared in the La Jolla run.) Carl Andress will direct.

This New York premiere will run Jan 14 - Feb 28, 2009 at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street. The official opening is Feb. 2, 2009.

Kathleen Turner talks about "The Third Story" and Charles Busch on The Today Show

"The Third Story" with Kathleen Turner at the Lucille Lortel Theater

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