Nauffts Joins Broadway's Court-Martial

News   Nauffts Joins Broadway's Court-Martial Add another name to the ever-growing cast list of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.

Geoffrey Nauffts will portray Lt. Thomas Keefer in the upcoming Broadway revival, which is scheduled to begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre April 14. Nauffts joins a company that includes the previously announced David Schwimmer (as Lt. Barney Greenwald), Željko Ivanek (as Lt. Com. Philip Francis Queeg), Tim Daly (as Lt. Com. John Challee), Terry Beaver (as Captain Blakely), Murphy Guyer (as Captain Randolph Southard), Brian Reddy (as Dr. Forrest Lundeen), Ben Fox (as Lt. Jr. Grade Willis Seward Keith) and Joe Sikora as Lt. Stephen Maryk. Jerry Zaks directs Court-Martial, which will officially open May 7.

Geoffrey Nauffts made his Broadway debut in A Few Good Men and also appeared in the film version of that Aaron Sorkin play. Off-Broadway he has been seen in Everything Will Be Different, Snakebit and Tape. Naufft's many screen credits include "Six Feet Under," "Law & Order," "Homicide," "Picket Fences," "Newhart," "Murphy Brown," "Rockford Files," "Touched By an Angel", "From Earth to the Moon," "The Commish," "Melinda and Melinda," "Unfaithful," "Mississippi Burning," "Infinity," "A Few Good Men" and "Field of Dreams."

The creative team for the production will include John Lee Beatty (set design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Paul Gallo (lighting design) and Daniel Moses Schreier (sound design).

Producers are Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debra Black, Roger Berlind, Ronald Frankel, Roy Gottlieb, Terry Schnuck, Sheldon Stein, and Barry Weisbord, in association with Roy Furman.

Playwright Wouk debuted The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial on Broadway in 1954 (the book also served as the basis for the 1954 Humphrey Bogart film). The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial pits Lieutenant Stephen Maryk against Lieutenant Commander Queeg as Maryk relieves his minesweeper commander of duty after deciding Queeg has become too mentally unstable to pilot their World War II vehicle, the USS Caine. He is accused of mutiny and put on trial by the Navy. It is at the trial that The Caine Mutiny Court Martial takes place. Wouk's eleven novels include "The Winds of War," "War and Remembrance" and "Marjorie Morningstar." The original Broadway production played 415 performances at the Plymouth Theatre. The cast featured Henry Fonda (Lt. Barney Greenwald), John Hodiak (Lt. Stephen Maryk) and Lloyd Nolan (Lt. Com. Philip Francis Queeg).

The Lyceum Theatre is located in Manhattan at 149 West 45th Street.

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