Alec Baldwin, Jan Maxwell and Richard Easton Begin Entertaining Mr. Sloane Off-Broadway Feb. 17

News   Alec Baldwin, Jan Maxwell and Richard Easton Begin Entertaining Mr. Sloane Off-Broadway Feb. 17 Alec Baldwin and Jan Maxwell star as siblings at odds over the title character in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway revival of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane also featuring Chris Carmack and Richard Easton.

Scott Ellis (Twelve Angry Men) directs the new staging of the dark comedy which begins preview Feb. 17. The limited engagement opens March 16 at the Laura Pels Theatre for a run through May 21.

In Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Orton pens a tale of a landlady (Maxwell) who invites the titular "attractive, mischievous and dangerous" man (Carmack) back to her house where she and her brother (Baldwin) "compete for his favors." The stranger's past, however, threatens to catch up with him as the siblings' elderly father (Easton) recalls when they last met. The London-set drama made its Broadway debut in 1965 and was revived in 1996 Off-Broadway.

Baldwin last teamed with Roundabout on the 2004 Broadway revival of Twentieth Century opposite Anne Heche and previously starred in Orton's Loot. The constant screen star has also made room for stage turns includingTrumbo, Loot, Serious Money, the benefit Short Talks on the Universe and the 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire — for which he was Tony Award-nominated. The Long Island native is known for such films as David Mamet's "State and Main" and "Glengarry Glen Ross," Craig Lucas' "Prelude to a Kiss" (reprising his Off-Broadway role), "The Cooler," "The Aviator," "The Hunt for Red October," "Pearl Harbor," "Beetlejuice," the current "Elizabethtown" and the upcoming "Fun with Dick and Jane."

Tony Award winner Easton was last seen on the Broadway boards in revivals of The Rivals and Henry IV. More recently he appeared Off-Broadway in Bach at Leipzig. Other credits for the Tony Award winner for his turn The Invention of Love include Noises Off, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard, Exit the King, Pickwick and The School for Scandal.

Actress Maxwell was Tony-nominated in 2005 for her turn in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. She previously appeared on Broadway in Sixteen Wounded, The Dinner Party, The Sound of Music, A Doll’s House, Dancing At Lughnasa and City of Angels. She replaced the previously announced Lisa Emery who appears in Abigail's Party Off-Broadway. Newcomer Carmack is know for his television work on "The O.C.," "Smallville," "Related" and "The Last Ride". He also appears in the upcoming film "Just My Luck" starring Lindsay Lohan.

Tickets to Entertaining Mr. Sloane are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

Alec Baldwin stars in <i>Entertaining Mr. Sloane</i>.
Alec Baldwin stars in Entertaining Mr. Sloane.
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