Helen Hunt to join off-Broadway show `Our Town'

FILE - In this April 2, 2010 file photo, actress Helen Hunt arrives at the Simply Shakespeare "Much Ado About Nothing" benefit reading in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)

June 15, 2010 7:13:41 PM PDT
Helen Hunt is joining David Cromer's acclaimed off-Broadway production of "Our Town."

The Academy Award-winning actress will play the role of Stage Manager from July 6 through Aug. 1. Cromer's production of Thornton Wilder's play began playing at the Barrow Street Theatre in February 2009.

Hunt has performed in the play before. She played Emily in the Lincoln Center, Tony Award-winning production that starred Spalding Gray as Stage Manger in 1988-1989.

Hunt is the sixth to play Stage Manager in the production. She follows Michael McKean in the role.

McKean's final performance will be July 4.