Adam Driver, Matthew Rhys Cast in Roundabout's Look Back in Anger

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Roundabout Theatre Company's 2012 Off-Broadway production of John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger, directed by Roundabout associate artist Sam Gold, will feature Adam Driver as Cliff, Sarah Goldberg as Allison, Anastasia Griffith as Helena and Matthew Rhys as Jimmy.

Matthew Rhys
Matthew Rhys

A major title in the co-called "angry young man" movement in post-World War II British theatre, Look Back in Anger will begin performances on Jan. 13, 2012, and will open officially on Feb. 2 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W. 46th Street). The production will play a limited engagement through April 8, 2012.

Driver is currently appearing opposite Frank Langella in Roundabout's production of Terence Rattigan's Man and Boy on Broadway; he was also in the Broadway cast of Mrs. Warren's Profession in fall 2010. Rhys is known for TV's "Brothers and Sisters."

The design team includes Andrew Lieberman (sets), David Zinn (costumes), Mark Barton (lights), Bray Poor (sound).

The "shocking and vibrant" 1956 drama "about four people struggling to live together and love each other in 1950s England" had an earlier Roundabout staging in 1980, and is part of the company's history of presenting works by Osborne (his Inadmissible Evidence was presented in 1981 and The Entertainer in 1982.)

Look Back in Anger premiered in 1956 at the Royal Court Theatre in London. In 1957, the play opened on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Director Gold recently staged the acclaimed production of Tigers Be Still at Roundabout Underground, and directed Playwrights Horizons' popular Circle Mirror Transformation.

Look Back in Anger will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.

Tickets will be available starting Sept. 23 by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office. Ticket prices range from $71-81. For early access to tickets, join Roundabout's email club at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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