Christina Ricci to make her Broadway debut in 'Time Stands Still'
When the Tony-nominated “Time Stand Still” returns to Broadway in September, it won’t include the sole cast member who also appeared in the world premiere of the Donald Margulies play at the Geffen Playhouse and in the original Broadway run.
Bubbly Alicia Silverstone will be replaced by actress Christina Ricci, who will be making her Broadway debut. Ricci is widely known for her diverse film career, with a variety of roles that include edgy fare, such as “Monster” and “The Opposite of Sex,” and family comedies, such as “Casper,” “The Addams Family” and “Addams Family Values.” She received an Emmy nomination in 2006 for her guest stint in the ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Ricci joins Tony-nominated Laura Linney, Brian D’Arcy James and Eric Bogosian in Margulies‘ play, which revolves around a photojournalist and her writer boyfriend as they deal with physical and emotional wounds they suffered during their stint covering the war in Iraq.“Time Stands Still” was commissioned by the Geffen Playhouse, where it opened in February 2009, starring Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”), David Harbour, Robin Thomas and Silverstone. Daniel Sullivan’s production, which bowed in New York in January in a limited run at the Manhattan Theatre Club, returns to Broadway Sept. 23.
-- Lisa Fung
Photos, from top: Christina Ricci. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times. Alicia Silverstone in the Geffen Playhouse production of "Time Stands Still." Credit: Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times