After the new year, Roundabout Theatre's Broadway Stage Right space will offer a revival of James Goldman's The Lion In Winter. The drama was announced for last season, but star Laurence Fishburne had scheduling problems, so the show will instead begin Feb. 3, 1999, tentatively opening Feb. 25, 1999.
The ubiquitous 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 this romantic drama about Henry II's love/hate relationship with Eleanor of Aquitaine. According to spokesperson Erin Dunn (of the Boneau/Bryan-Brown press office), no further casting has been announced (as of Aug. 20).
In other Roundabout news, joining Faith Prince and Martin Short in the Roundabout Theatre's upcoming Broadway revival of Little Me will be two veterans of Off-Broadway's Forbidden Broadway revue, Michael McGrath and Christine Pedi.
Current Roundabout productions include the recently reopened Cabaret, the last weeks of A View From The Bridge (now starring Tony Danza), You Never Can Tell and Side Man, which was just extended to Sept. 13. 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.