Donna Murphy plans a Broadway return in April

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Posted: Nov 01, 2010 2:27 AM
Donna Murphy plans a Broadway return in April

Donna Murphy will star in a new Broadway musical next year written by the best-selling author of "Beaches."

Two-time Tony Award winner Murphy will play two roles in "The People in the Picture," a young woman in pre-World War II Poland and a grandmother 40 years later.

The story and lyrics are by Iris Rainer Dart, whose "Beaches" became a movie starring Bette Midler. The show's music is by Mike Stoller who did the same for "Smokey Joe's Cafe," and Artie Butler, who has worked with Barbra Streisand and Dionne Warwick.

The Roundabout Theatre Company will produce the new musical. Previews begin April 1 at the American Airlines Theatre, with the official opening set for April 28.

Murphy won Tonys for "Passion" and "The King and I."