A standout of the 1952-53 Broadway season starring Shirley Booth, The Time Of The Cuckoo had never received a major New York revival until this time. Thus, it was long overdue to revisit this beautifully-crafted play by Arthur Laurents, the author of many memorable works for stage and screen, including the landmark musicals West Side Story and Gypsy and the films "The Turning Point" and "The Way We Were."
The Time Of The Cuckoo was directed by Nicholas Martin. One of today's most admired and busiest directors, Martin had already won acclaim for his recent off-Broadway stagings of the plays "Full Gallop," "Betty's Summer Vacation" and "Fully Committed," among others.
To play the lead in The Time Of The Cuckoo, we welcomed back Tony Award winner Debra Monk, so memorable in LCT's productions of Ah, Wilderness! and Ancestral Voices. You may also have seen her onstage in Company, Steel Pier, Picnic, Death Defying Acts and Three Hotels, or in her recurring role on TV's "NYPD Blue."