Originally scheduled to open on Broadway in April, the Broadway engagement of The Female of the Species has now been postponed. It hasn’t been determined yet when Joanna Murray-Smith’s new play will hit Broadway, but it will not be this season. The Female of the Species was supposed to star Annette Bening as a feminist author encountering writer’s block, but Bening dropped out in September and no replacement was ever announced.
Actress Annette Bening has withdrawn from the Broadway-bound play The Female of the Species. The Joanna Murray-Smith play is set to open at the Geffen Playhouse in February 2008 before hitting Broadway later in the Spring. No word yet on who will replace Bening.