Abigail Breslin And Alison Pill Are Headed For A 'Miracle Worker' Revival

Abigail Breslin.

Abigail Breslin is the latest big star to head for Broadway. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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You know, even a 13-year-old sometimes has to polish her credentials with a little high-profile trip to the theater.

Abigail Breslin made her huge splash in Little Miss Sunshine in 2006 and has struggled since then to get involved in anything quite as well-regarded. Instead, she's done a lot of very mainstream projects like the romantic comedies Definitely, Maybe and No Reservations, the kids' film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, and the weepy Her Sister's Keeper.

But, like everyone who wants to recapture an air of seriousness, Breslin is headed for Broadway, where she will play Helen Keller in a revival of The Miracle Worker opening in March.

Perhaps even better is the news that Alison Pill, who was in Milk as well as HBO's In Treatment, will play Annie Sullivan. As is noted at the link above, they could have gone with someone much more famous for that part, but Pill seems like an awfully good choice to me.



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