‘Dying City’ Opening Night Celebration

Yesterday in New York City marked the opening night of the off-Broadway play that Mary is starring in called ‘Dying City‘. The show was previously in previews since mid-May. At the celebration, Mary was joined by her cast-mate Colin Woodell along with playwright/director Christopher Shinn and her boyfriend Ewan McGregor. Head to the gallery to check out all the pics! Mary looked very pretty and it’s so nice to see new photos of her! 🙂

Running through June 30th at the Tony Kiser Theater, Dying City is an intimate and compassionate play that’s set in a spare Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist.

You can purchase tickets for the show here or by calling the box office at (212) 246-4422.

New York Times Interviews Mary About ‘Dying City’

Now that the Off-Broadway play Dying City is taking place, Mary was recently interviewed by The New York Times about what made her want to finally get into the theater world, her work in Gemini Man, and how she enjoyed playing the role of Nikki Swango in FX’s Fargo. Below are some highlights but click the link above to read it in full. I’ve also added photo shoot outtakes into the gallery.

 

 

What made you change your mind about doing a play?

I did this PBS show called “Mercy Street” with a cast of theater actors. I came at it with an inferiority complex but they really encouraged me to try. At that point I thought I could do the Williamstown Theater Festival or something, dip my toes in. Then the script [for “Dying City”] came when I had been doing “Gemini Man” and “Birds of Prey,” back-to-back, wall-to-wall action movies — which was really fun, but I was starting to crave something intimate and personal. I thought, “That’s it, that’s what I have to do. I need something new to challenge myself.” It was sort of a no-brainer so I auditioned. I think they were already interested in me but I didn’t realize it and I was like, “Please, let me have this part!” [laughs].

In “Fargo,” Nikki struts around as if she were always in control. Was it as fun to play her as it looks?

I loved [the role] but I was like, “Me? Really? This is what you want me to play?” I was a little bit perplexed because I was expecting some sort of Minnesota-nice character. I guess I was surprised that I would be playing someone so brash and tough and sexy and ballsy — all of those things I never attributed to myself. Usually there tends to be some sort of sweetness in what I’m offered, or bookishness. But I love it when I’m offered something in the opposite direction.

“Gemini Man” is a big action thriller. Did you get to hang from a helicopter? That seems to happen a lot in this type of film.

No, but I do a lot of running around and I get to fight some people. I had to train in jiu jitsu, do a little tactical gun training — there’s some shootouts. “Birds of Prey” was the next level up. In “Gemini Man” I’m a D.I.A. [Defense Intelligence Agency] agent who’s been hired to keep an eye on Will Smith, but in “Birds of Prey” I play this assassin who’s been trained since childhood. It’s all women and genuinely funny and weird. It feels from the ’90s, in the best way.

Dying City takes place at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater, with opening set for June 3 and will run until June 30. (Previews are currently taking place).

You can purchase tickets here and if you’re 30 years old and under, can purchase tickets for $30. More info for that is on the ticket site. There is also a great Memorial Day deal going on where you can get two tickets for the price of $40 using the code DCSM40.

‘Dying City’ Production Stills

Previews for the Off-Broadway play Dying City have already begun and four new stills with Mary have been released. You can view them all by heading to the gallery or clicking the pics below.

 

 

Here is the plot synopsis:

Written and directed by Christopher Shinn, Dying City stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell.

Christopher Shinn’s intimate and compassionate play, Dying City, is set in a sparse Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist.

Dying City takes place atSecond Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater, with opening set for June 3 and will run until June 30.

You can purchase tickets here and if you’re 30 years old and under, can purchase tickets for $30. More info for that is on the ticket site. There is also a great Memorial Day deal going on where you can get two tickets for the price of $40 using the code DCSM40.

 

‘Dying City’ Cast Meets the Press

Previews will soon begin for Mary’s off-Broadway play ‘Dying City‘ and Mary along with her co-star/scene partner Colin Woodell and director/playwright Christopher Shinn were in New York for a meet the press event. Mary also brought her dog Ambrosius and posed with him. Head to the gallery to see all the photos!

 

Previews begin May 14 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater, with opening set for June 3 and will run until June 30.

You can purchase tickets here and if you’re 30 years old and under, can purchase tickets for $30. More info for that is on the ticket site.

The two-member company is made up of Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell. Dying City is set in a sparse Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. The work is described as exploring “the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters.”

Christopher Shinn to Direct ‘Dying City’

Playwright and director Christopher Shinn will direct the upcoming revival of his play Dying City at Second Stage this spring. Shinn directed his own work in the past (including 2004’s Where Do We Live), replaces Lila Neugebauer (Waverly Gallery, Mary Page Marlowe)who was previously announced as the show’s director.

2ST’s Dying City will star Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell. Performances will begin May 14 ahead of a June 3 opening in the Tony Kiser Theater.

Set in a sparse Manhattan apartment, Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and 9/11. The play, a 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist that was first seen at London’s Royal Court in 2006, is the story of a young widow who receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband.

You can buy tickets here on the 2ST website or find discounts for tickets HERE. You can also purchase tickets in person at the Tony Kiser Theater located at 305 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036.

‘Dying City’ Tickets Now Available!

Tickets for Mary’s off-Broadway debut in Christopher Shinn’s Dying City play are now available! The theater is located at 305 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036. (The Tony Kiser Theater). You can see the play for $30 if you’re under 30. There is also a BroadwayBox discount running. More info can be found on their site here.

You can also purchase tickets at the Second Stage website here.

Mary Sets Her Sights on Broadway’s ‘Dying City’

In some VERY exciting news, it has been announced that Mary will take on the female lead role in Second Stage’s off-Broadway revival of Christopher Shinn’s 2007 Pulitzer-finalist play Dying City.

Directed by Lila Neugebauer, the production will feature Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kelly and Colin Woodell as Craig and Peter. The compassionate and intimate play is set in a sparse Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. DYING CITY explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters.

DYING CITY will begin previews May 14, 2019 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) and will officially open on June 3, 2019 and run through June 30, 2019.

Tickets for DYING CITY are now on sale. Single tickets are priced $59 – $79 and are available by calling the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visiting 2ST.com. A limited number of $30 Under 30 tickets are available in advance to those ages 30 and under with proper identification.

 

I’m so happy for Mary!! She’s bound to get some amazing reviews and hopefully an award or two once the play is completed!