NEW YORK -- Helen Hunt is joining David Cromer's acclaimed off-Broadway production of "Our Town."

The Oscar-winning actress will play the role of Stage Manager from July 6-Aug. 1. Cromer's production of Thornton Wilder's drama began at the Barrow Street Theatre in February 2009.

Hunt has performed in the play before. She played Emily in the Lincoln Center Tony Award-winning production that starred Spalding Gray as Stage Manager in 1988-89. Hunt is the sixth to play Stage Manager in the production. She follows Michael McKean in the role.

McKean's final performance will be July 4.