Little Miss Helen Keller: Abigail Breslin Starring in Miracle Worker on Broadway

10/29/2009 10:03 AM |

Abigail Breslin

In what seems like less of a stretch than Scarlett Johansson playing a 17-year-old, Culture Monster reports that 13-year-old Abigail Breslin will play young Helen Keller in an upcoming Broadway revival of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker at the Circle in the Square Theater.

The production, which opens on March 3, 2010, marks the 50th anniversary of the play’s Broadway debut, for which it won a Tony. This production may also boast the youngest pair of stars of any Broadway show ever, with Breslin sharing the bill with Allison Pill, who’ll be 24 when the show opens. Pill appeared most recently in the original production of Neil LaBute’s reasons to be pretty at MTC in 2008 and was nominated for a Tony for her performance in The Lieutenant of Inishmore back in 2006.