Kurtz, Jennings, Rabe and Robins Fill Roundabout's Heartbreak House on Broadway; Cast Complete

News   Kurtz, Jennings, Rabe and Robins Fill Roundabout's Heartbreak House on Broadway; Cast Complete Swoosie Kurtz, Byron Jennings, Lily Rabe and Laila Robins will join the previously announced star Philip Bosco in the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming staging of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House.

Swoosie Kurtz from the 2004 Broadway production of Frozen.
Swoosie Kurtz from the 2004 Broadway production of Frozen. Photo by Joan Marcus

Robin Lefevre will direct the company's first Broadway play of the new 2006-2007 season at the American Airlines Theatre. Previews begin Sept. 15 toward an Oct. 11 opening.

Penned by Shaw, Heartbreak House follows "the unlikely romantic encounters that occur in an estate on the English countryside."

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 — also appeared Off-Broadway recently in Sore Throats.

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. The cast also includes Bill Camp, John Christopher Jones and Jenny Sterlin.

The Heartbreak House design team features John Lee Beatty (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound).

Tickets to Roundabout productions will be available by calling Roundabout ticket services at (212) 719-1300. For more information, go online to www.roundabouttheatre.org.