Roundabout Theatre's revival of The Rehearsal, Jean Anouilh's tragic farce of aristocrats behaving badly, will close two days early allow more time for Roundabout's next scheduled production, The Three Sisters, to load in its sets.
The Rehearsal was originally supposed to run through Jan. 12 but will now end Friday, Jan. 10.
Roger Rees and David Threlfall, British actors who memorably created the lead roles, Nicholas and Smike, in the Royal Shakespeare Company's epic version of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway in 1981, are reunited this revival, which opened Nov. 21.
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 did the new translation for this production of The Rehearsal.
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, Clay Hopper and Douglas Mercer as valets. The original New York production of The Rehearsal opened in 1963 with Keith Mitchell and Alan Badel.
For tickets or information on The Rehearsal at the Roundabout, call (212) 869-8400.