Ali MacGraw to Make Broadway Debut

Ali MacGraw will make her Broadway debut in "Festen," the London hit that will also star Larry Bryggman, Michael Hayden and Julianna Margulies.

The play, David Eldridge's stage adaptation of the acclaimed 1998 Danish film, is the story of a family in turmoil, with Bryggman playing the patriarch, MacGraw as his wife and Hayden and Margulies as their children.

"Festen," originally seen in London in 2004, will open April 9 at the Music Box Theatre. Preview performances begin March 23.

MacGraw's screen credits include roles in "Love Story," "Goodbye, Columbus" and "The Getaway." Bryggman is best known for his role as Dr. John Dixon on the TV soap opera "As the World Turns." Margulies played nurse Carol Hathaway on the long-running TV series "ER."

Rufus Norris, who directed the London production of "Festen," will also direct in New York.