Mark Ruffalo has joined the cast of this spring’s Broadway revival of the Arthur Miller drama “The Price.”
The “Avengers” star is stepping in for John Turturro, who had to withdraw from the production due to his filming schedule on “Going Places,” on which he is serving as writer, director and star — reprising his role from the Coen brothers’ “The Big Lebowski” as the Latin American bowler Jesus Quintana.
Ruffalo, a Tony nominee in 2006 for an acclaimed revival of Clifford Odets’ “Awake and Sing!” will play opposite Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in the “The Price.”
The show is scheduled to begin previews on Feb. 1 before an official opening on March 16 at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre.
Steppenwolfe Theatre Company co-founder Terry Kinney will direct.
Ruffalo will play Victor Franz, who gave up his dream of an education to support his father when the Great Depression cost his family their fortune. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife (Hecht), his estranged brother (Shalhoub), and the wily furniture dealer (DeVito) hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice.
Ruffalo got his start in theater, earning a Lucille Award for the original Off Broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan’s “This Is Our Youth.” He has also picked up three Oscar nominations for his work on “The Kids Are All Right,” “Foxcatcher” and last year’s “Spotlight.”