Tatiana Maslany will make her Broadway debut in “Network” this fall, starring alongside Bryan Cranston.
Producers David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies also announced Monday that “Network” would switch theaters to play the Belasco Theatre rather than the previously announced Cort Theatre.
Maslany joins the production after making her off-Broadway debut earlier this summer in Second Stage’s “Mary Page Marlowe.” She is an Emmy-Award winner for her lead role in the television series “Orphan Black.”
The play, which transferred from West End, is directed by Ivo Van Hove, adapted by Lee Hall, the creator of “Billy Elliot” and based on the film by Paddy Chayefsky. It begins previews on Nov. 10, 2018 with an opening on Dec. 6, 2018.
Maslany will play the role of Diana Christensen, head of scripted television at the news network where anchor Howard Beale, played by Cranston, becomes unhinged. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
“Network” will take over the Belasco Theatre after “Gettin’ the Band Back Together” ends its run there on Sept. 16.
“The Prom” was originally scheduled to play the Cort Theatre, but chose to move to the Longacre Theatre after the closing of “A Bronx Tale.”