Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Will Now Play the Schoenfeld

News   Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Will Now Play the Schoenfeld It will be a busy 2006 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, located at 236 West 45th Street. The revival of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, which was originally scheduled to play the Lyceum, will now instead play the Schoenfeld.

David Schwimmer will make his Broadway debut in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.
David Schwimmer will make his Broadway debut in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.

As previously announced, the eagerly awaited revival of A Chorus Line will also play the Schoenfeld, with previews scheduled to begin Sept. 18 and an official opening Oct. 5.

Herman Wouk's Court-Marial will begin its previews at the Schoenfeld April 14 with an official opening May 7. In a statement, producer Jeffrey Richards said, "The Shubert Organization has a genuine sense of theatrical history, for the Caine Mutiny is returning to its original New York venue where it opened on January 20, 1954. We are grateful that Admiral Schoenfeld has steered us home.” (The Schoenfeld was previously the Plymouth Theatre.)

The Court-Martial cast features David Schwimmer (as Lt. Barney Greenwald), Željko Ivanek (as Lt. Com. Philip Francis Queeg), Tim Daly (as Lt. Com. John Challee), Terry Beaver (as Captain Blakely), Murphy Guyer (as Captain Randolph Southard), Brian Reddy (as Dr. Forrest Lundeen), Ben Fox (as Lt. Jr. Grade Willis Seward Keith), Geoffrey Nauffts (Lt. Thomas Keefer) and Joe Sikora as Lt. Stephen Maryk. Jerry Zaks directs.

The creative team for the production will include John Lee Beatty (set design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Paul Gallo (lighting design) and Daniel Moses Schreier (sound design).

Producers are Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debra Black, Roger Berlind, Ronald Frankel, Roy Gottleib, Terry Schnuck, Sheldon Stein, and Barry Weisbord, in association with Roy Furman. Playwright Wouk debuted The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial on Broadway in 1954 (the book also served as the basis for the 1954 Humphrey Bogart film). The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial pits Lieutenant Stephen Maryk against Lieutenant Commander Queeg as Maryk relieves his minesweeper commander of duty after deciding Queeg has become too mentally unstable to pilot their World War II vehicle, the USS Caine. He is accused of mutiny and put on trial by the Navy. It is at the trial that The Caine Mutiny Court Martial takes place. Wouk's eleven novels include "The Winds of War," "War and Remembrance" and "Marjorie Morningstar."

The original Broadway production played 415 performances at the Plymouth Theatre. The cast featured Henry Fonda (Lt. Barney Greenwald), John Hodiak (Lt. Stephen Maryk) and Lloyd Nolan (Lt. Com. Philip Francis Queeg).

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