MFA student to appear on Broadway

December 16, 2009

Current acting MFA graduate student Yvette Ganier has been cast in a Broadway play that will preview and open in late February/early March. She will play Viney in the Circle in the Square production of The Miracle Worker, directed by Kate Whorisky and starring Allison Pill and Abigail Breslin.

The Miracle Worker, set in the South in the 1880s, tells the story of real-life Medal of Freedom winner Helen Keller, born blind and deaf, and the extraordinary teacher who taught her to communicate with the world, Annie Sullivan. It originally appeared on Broadway in 1959 starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke and won the Tony for Best Play in 1960.

Ganier has won an Obie Award (for an Off-Broadway performance) and has understudied a Broadway role before, but this is the first time that she will actually be appearing on The Great White Way.

– Jeff Cronin for the School of Communications & Theater Blog.

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