The Roundabout Theatre Company will host a reading of Dale Wasserman's adaptation of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in February. Scott Ellis will direct, and the cast may differ from a production of the play due at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company this spring, a spokesman for Wasserman told Playbill On-Line. Cuckoo will run at Steppenwolf April 6-June 4 (opening April 16). Terry Kinney will direct a star-studded cast featuring Gary Sinise as McMurphy and Amy Morton as Nurse Ratched. The show, which will be presented at Steppenwolf by arrangement with Michael Leavitt and Fox Theatricals, will then travel to London where it will be seen at the Barbican Centre as part of the "BITE:OO" arts festival. The exact summer dates are yet to be announced.
Wasserman's spokesman indicated that the Roundabout was interested in the New York incarnation of the play. As for a possible transfer to Broadway in the 2000-01 season, a production spokesperson told PBOL in 1999 that, "It's our hope that will happen; Fox Theatricals owns the New York rights, and that's why we're with them."