The Roundabout revival marks the third time Broadway has seen the unnerving modern classic by the British Nichols. It was first produced on Broadway in 1967 and again in 1983 (also a Roundabout presentation).
Both productions were nominated for Tonys, the first for Best Play, the second for Best Reproduction. The latter version won the award.
Actors appearing in stagings of Joe Egg have been particularly fortunate. Albert Finney and Zena Walker of the 1967 original were nominated, with Walker winning. Eighteen years later, Jim Dale, Stockard Channing and Joanna Gleason were nominated, with Channing victorious.
Boswell, meanwhile, is the second director to be noticed for his work on the drama; Michael Blakemore netted a nod for his piloting of the first mounting.