Judith Light to return to Broadway in 'Therese Raquin'

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Posted: Jun 10, 2015 10:39 AM
Judith Light to return to Broadway in 'Therese Raquin'

NEW YORK (AP) — Keira Knightley will have some onstage help making her Broadway debut next year from Tony Award-winner Judith Light, "Constantine" star Matt Ryan and Tony-winner Gabriel Ebert from "Matilda the Musical."

The Roundabout Theatre Company said Wednesday that the trio will co-star with Knightley in "Therese Raquin," a stage adaptation of the Emile Zola novel. It will be directed by Evan Cabnet and begin previews on Oct 1.

"Therese Raquin," written in 1867, is about a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who embarks on an illicit affair with a friend of her husband's. The story has been adapted into a 1953 film starring Simone Signoret and another last year starring Elizabeth Olsen.

Light, the former "Who's the Boss?" star, has won Tonys for "Other Desert Cities" and "The Assembled Parties."