Fishburne & Channing Lion Roars At Roundabout; Previews Start Feb. 17

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The Roundabout's Broadway Lion in Winter revival, starring Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing, will begin performances Feb. 17, 1999 - with an official opening date TBA.

The Roundabout's Broadway Lion in Winter revival, starring Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing, will begin performances Feb. 17, 1999 - with an official opening date TBA.

Channing is a Broadway veteran, what with Six Degrees of Separation, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun and the latest revival of Lillian Hellman's Little Foxes on her resume. She also appeared in Lincoln Center's Hapgood and reached fame playing Rizzo in the film of "Grease."

Lion was announced for last season, but star Fishburne had scheduling problems. The eclectic Michael Mayer (Side Man, A View From The Bridge, Stupid Kids, Triumph of Love and the upcoming You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown ) will direct James Goldman's romantic drama about Henry II's love/hate relationship with Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Current Roundabout productions include Cabaret, Beth Henley's Impossible Marriage, Martin Short in Little Me, and the Broadway transfer of Side Man , starring Christian Slater.

For tickets and information on Roundabout shows call (212) 719-1300. Seven-play subscriptions run $231-$288, with discounted series for teachers and for kids ages 13-18.

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