As previously announced, the cast will be headed by two Broadway veterans, John Cullum and Tony Roberts. The duo will be joined onstage by Jonathan Hogan, whose Broadway credits include Fifth of July, As Is (Tony and Drama Desk nominations) and Burn This.
Directed by Keen artistic director Carl Forsman, the comedy, which was translated by Tom Stoppard, will begin performances at Off-Broadway's Clurman Theatre Feb. 24 and continue through April 11. Opening night is March 8.
Heroes, according to press notes, is an "evocative comedy about three World War I veterans living in a veterans' home who plot a new assault – a trip to a stand of poplar trees in the distance. But should they bring the stone dog with them?"
Sibleyras says the play, a 2006 Olivier Award winner for Best Comedy, is "about the universal desire to escape the confines of life."
The production will feature scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Theresa Squire, lighting design by Josh Bradford and sound design by Will Pickens. John Cullum earned Tony Awards for his work in On the Twentieth Century and Shenandoah. His extensive stage career also includes August: Osage County, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Urinetown, Man of La Mancha, Aspects of Love, 110 in the Shade and the recent Lincoln Center mounting of Cymbeline. Cullum is well known for his Emmy-nominated work on television's "Northern Exposure."
Tony Roberts received Tony Award nominations for his performances in Play It Again Sam and How Now, Dow Jones. His other theatrical credits include Xanadu, Victor/Victoria, Barefoot in the Park, Don't Drink the Water, Sugar, Absurd Person Singular, Arsenic and Old Lace, They're Playing Our Song, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and The Sisters Rosensweig. He won the London's Critics Poll Award for his performance in the West End mounting of Promises, Promises, and his many screen credits include "Annie Hall," "Play It Again, Sam" and "Serpico."
Keen Company performances take place at the Clurman Theater, located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Tickets are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com. For further information visit KeenCompany.org.