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Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher to star in ‘Left on Tenth’ on Broadway

The new play by Delia Ephron announces a Main Stem run.

(L-R) Julianna Margulies and Peter Gallagher (Credit: Dia Dipasupil/WireImage; Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)

“Left on Tenth” has announced a Broadway run. The new play, based on Delia Ephron’s 2022 memoir of the same name, will open on the Main Stem in fall 2024. The production will star Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies in the role of Delia and Tony Award nominee Peter Gallagher as Peter. Tony winner Susan Stroman will direct.

A venue and production dates will be announced.

“When Delia first spoke to me about her manuscript of ‘Left on Tenth,’ I felt that her story would make a magnificent play,” said producer Daryl Roth in a statement. “It is heartfelt, deeply personal yet universal and full of hope. But it is also a classic romantic comedy for a certain generation, showing us that we can all be blessed with a second chance at life and love.”

“I am grateful and thrilled to be working with these champions of theater — Susan Stroman and Daryl Roth,” said Ephron in a statement. “‘Left on Tenth’ is about a perilous and wondrous time of my life. We invite you to join our team of warriors and become believers yourselves.”

“Left on Tenth” follows recently widowed Ephron as she reconnects with a man from her past, forging a new relationship as her health takes an unexpected turn.

As a screenwriter, Ephron’s credits include co-writing the screenplay for the 1998 romantic comedy “You’ve Got Mail” and 2000’s “Hanging Up” with her sister Nora Ephron. The siblings also co-wrote the play “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.” Ephron’s novels include 2012’s “The Lion Is In” and 2016’s “Siracusa.” “Left on Tenth” will mark her Broadway debut.

A five-time Tony winner, Stroman has directed and choreographed on Broadway for over 30 years. She won Best Choreography Tonys for 1992’s “Crazy for You,” the 1994 revival of “Show Boat,” 2000’s “Contact” and 2001’s “The Producers,” a show for which she was also awarded a Best Direction Tony. She is slated to direct “Smash,” which is scheduled to open on Broadway in spring 2025.

Margulies has won several Emmys for her turns as Carol Hathaway on the NBC series “ER” and as Alicia Florrick in the CBS drama “The Good Wife.” She is currently featured in the Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show.” Margulies made her Broadway debut in 2006’s “Festen.” This will be her first return to the Rialto since.

A Tony nominee for his performance as Edmund Tyrone in the 1986 revival of “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” Gallagher made his Broadway debut in the 1977 revival of “Hair.” His other Main Stem credits include replacing in the original Broadway run of “Grease,” as well as 1984’s “The Real Thing,” 1992’s “Guys and Dolls,” 2001’s “Noises Off” and 2015’s “On the Twentieth Century.” On television, Gallagher has appeared in “Grace and Frankie,” “The OC,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Law and Order: SVU” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” He is a Golden Globe nominee for the film “Short Cuts.” 

“Left on Tenth” is being produced by Roth.