Irene Worth -- whose Broadway credits include the original productions of T.S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party, Edward Albee's Tiny Alice and Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, will return to the Great White Way this spring in the Lincoln Center Theatre revival of Jean Anouilh's 1947 classic, Ring Round the Moon.
Worth's career spans 50 years. She won a Tony Award for both Alice and Yonkers, as well as a 1975-76 revival of Sweet Bird of Youth. Off-Broadway work has included a Public Theatre staging of Coriolanus, opposite Morgan Freeman.
Joining Worth on stage at the Belasco Theatre will be Toby Stephens, the English actor who recently essayed roles in visiting productions of two Racine plays -- Phedre and Brittanicus -- at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ring Around The Moon concerns twins brothers and the old woman who tries to control them. Stephens will play twins in the drama, while Worth will be the old aunt.
Also in the cast is Francie Swift. Gerald Gutierrez (The Heiress, A Delicate Balance), will direct. Opening night is Apr. 28.
Anouilh was last represented on Broadway by the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of The Rehearsal, starring Francis Conroy and Roger Rees. His other plays included Antigone, The Cry of the Peacock, and The Waltz of the Toreadors