Roger Rees and David Threlfall, British actors who memorably created the lead roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company's epic version of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway in 1981, reunite for Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of The Rehearsal, opening Nov.21.
Nicholas Martin (Full Gallop) directs a cast that also includes Frances Conroy (The Secret Rapture, Three Tall Women) as the Countess; Anna Gunn as Lucile; Nicholas Kepros as Damien; Kathryn Meisle as Hortensia, Frederick Weller as Villebosse and Jeffrey Cox and Clay Hopper as the Valets.
The Jean Anouilh play has a limited run at the Roundabout Theatre on Broadway through Jan. 12, 1997.
Rees and Threlfall created the roles of Nicholas and Smike in the stage adaptation of Nic Nic.
Ironically, both actors have played Prince Charles in TV movies about the royal family's woes. Rees was last seen on Broadway in Indiscretions. Jeremy Sams, who translated Indiscretions, also has done a new translation for this production of The Rehearsal. The original production of The Rehearsal opened in 1963 with Keith Mitchell and Alan Badel.
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