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Brian Dennehy and Marlo Thomas
To Star in “The Exonerated”

Controversial New Drama Coming To The Wilbur Theatre

Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning Brian Dennehy and Emmy Award-winning Marlo Thomas are set to come to Boston as part of a limited three-city tour of “The Exonerated,” a new play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen.

Performances are scheduled for The Wilbur Theatre from January 21 through February 2. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, December 20. In addition to Boston, the production will play Washington. D.C. and Chicago.

This controversial new drama comes straight from today’s headlines as it features the true stories of death row inmates wrongly convicted of their crimes.

Over the summer of 2000, the husband and wife playwright team traveled across the country to interview 40 of the (then) 89 former death row prisoners. The subjects of their interviews were a disparate group coming from vastly different ethnic, religious and educational backgrounds. Additionally, their views on the world varied greatly. The only thing all 40 had in common was that all had been sentenced to death and spent years on death row only to subsequently be found innocent and set free.

These verbatim interviews along with individual court documents provide the basis for “The Exonerated.”

Dennehy most recently appeared in Boston in a gripping production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of A Salesman.” His other stage credits include “Long Days Journey Into Night,” “A Touch of The Poet,” “The Iceman Cometh” and “Galileo.”

Marlo Thomas, originally capturing television audiences as single-girl-in-New York, Ann Marie, on “That Girl,” continues to appear on the small tube as the mother of single-girl-in-New York, Rachel Green, on “Friends.” Her Broadway credits include “The Shadow Box,” “Social Security” and “Thieves.” She has appeared off-Broadway in “The Vagina Monologues” and recently appeared in “The Guys,” touching on stories relating to the September 11 terrorist attack.

Tickets for “The Exonerated” will be available at The Wilbur box office (246 Tremont Street), The Colonial box office (106 Boylston Street) or by calling Ticketmaster at 617-931-2787.

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