Heartbreak House with Philip Bosco, Swoosie Kurtz and Co. Opens on Broadway

News   Heartbreak House with Philip Bosco, Swoosie Kurtz and Co. Opens on Broadway George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House revisits Broadway Oct. 11 as a new Roundabout Theatre Company revival opens starring Philip Bosco, Swoosie Kurtz, Byron Jennings, Lily Rabe and Laila Robins.
Philip Bosco
Philip Bosco Photo by Joan Marcus

Robin Lefevre directs the company's first entry of the new 2006-2007 season at the American Airlines Theatre. The show began performances Sept. 15 for a run slated through Dec. 3.

Penned by Shaw, Heartbreak House follows "the unlikely romantic encounters that occur in an estate on the English countryside," according to show materials. "Romance springs eternal but never mutual, and the most successful relationships have the least to do with love."

Bosco — last seen at Roundabout in Twelve Angry Men on Broadway — will star as Captain Shotover. This production marks his 13th production with the company including Off-Broadway productions of A Month in the Country, Don Juan in Hell, Hedda Gabler, Inadmissable Evidence, Misalliance, The Caretaker, Learned Ladies, Ah, Wilderness!, Come Back, Little Sheba, Master Class and A Man For All Seasons. He recently appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as well.

Kurtz — recently seen in her Emmy Award-nominated performance (her ninth) on Showtime's "Huff" — played in Roundabout's The Mineola Twins. The actress won a Tony Award nomination for her last appearance on Broadway in Frozen. Other stage credits include Imaginary Friends, Love Letters, A History of the American Film, Tartuffe, Ah, Wilderness! and The House of Blue Leaves, Fifth of July. She earned Tony Awards for the latter two.

Roundabout's perpetually-employed Jennings has been seen in A Touch of the Poet, The Foreigner and The Man Who Came to Dinner. Rabe starred on Broadway in Steel Magnolias and Off-Broadway in Colder Than Here. Robins — who appeared opposite Kurtz in Frozen — has also appeared Off Broadway recently in Sore Throats. The cast also includes Bill Camp, John Christopher Jones, Gareth Saxe and Jenny Sterlin.

The Heartbreak House design team features John Lee Beatty (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and John Gromada (sound and original music).

Tickets Heartbreak House at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42 St., are available by calling Roundabout ticket services at (212) 719-1300. For more information, go to www.roundabouttheatre.org.

Swoosie Kurtz, Lily Rabe and Byron Jennings
Swoosie Kurtz, Lily Rabe and Byron Jennings Photo by Joan Marcus