Abigail Breslin's Broadway debut in "The Miracle Worker" is proving a physical challenge for the young actress - she sliced her hand open during a preview performance on Thursday, February 18. Breslin portrays a young deaf and blind Helen Keller in the revival of William Gibson's play, about a youngster who is taught how to communicate by her instructor.
The 13-year-old cut her hand open on a porcelain doll in one scene on Thursday but her co-star Matthew Modine reveals the accident was just the latest in a string of injuries for Breslin. And he's heaped praise on the teen for taking the pitfalls of the grueling role in her stride.
He says, "She's been getting her bruises and her cuts. She's got some stitches that are coming out of her hand now. She cut her hand last night, February 18 on a porcelain doll. It's a very physical and demanding role for her but she's up to the challenge."
"The Miracle Worker" is set to open on March 3, marking the 50th anniversary of the show's Broadway debut.