Seems like Showtime’s Weeds stars have caught the stage bug recently. First, Hunter Parrish makes his Broadway debut in Spring Awakening on Aug. 18. Now Mary-Louise Parker, the MILF who plays his drug-dealer mom on Showtime’s Weeds, will trot back onto Broadway too. She’ll star in a revival of Henrik Ibsen’s classic Hedda Gabler in January 2009 for the Roundabout Theatre Company. Previews are slated to begin on Jan. 6 2009 with an official opening on Jan. 25.
In Hedda Gabler, press notes state,"the newly-wed Hedda Tesman finds herself bored with married life to her scholar husband, George Tesman. As the daughter of General Gabler, she had grown accustomed to the freedom and exciting social world of her father’s home. When her rival, Mrs. Elvsted, reenters her life with Hedda’s former lover, Eilert Lovberg in tow, Hedda sets out on a shocking path of destruction that affects the lives of everyone around her."
Speaking of Ms. Parker, her 1991 movie Fried Green Tomatoes was on TV last night and we were reminded how humble and plain she once looked. Good to know beauty doesn’t always fade as we get older. The gal has certainly aged well and became a national sex symbol at 44.