Roundabout Tour of Twelve Angry Men Gets Two Extra Weeks, Returns to Toronto

News   Roundabout Tour of Twelve Angry Men Gets Two Extra Weeks, Returns to Toronto The popular Roundabout Theatre Company tour of the Broadway hit, Twelve Angry Men, will conclude June 15 with a two-week added return engagement in Toronto.

The Reginald Rose play about a contentious jury room where a lone dissenter argues against 11 fellow jurors stars Richard Thomas as Juror No. 8. The two week extension in June in Toronto follows an already successful five-week run there in January.

Twelve Angry Men is currently playing in Costa Mesa, CA, at the Orange County PAC Theatre, Feb. 26-March 9.

Directed by Scott Ellis (Roundabout associate artistic director), Twelve Angry Menis the first touring production for the not-for-profit organization. This tour is in its second year.

The cast also features Kevin Dobson (Juror 10), Julian Gamble (Juror 3), Mike Boland (Juror 1), Charles Borland (Juror 6), Todd Cerveris (Juror 2), Mike Disalvo (Guard), Thomas Gebbia (Juror 5), Jeffrey Hayenga (Juror 4), David Lively (Juror 11), Alan Mandell (Juror 9), Mark Morettini (Juror 7) and Tony Ward (Juror 12).

Beginning March 11, the role of Juror 9 will be played by James Greene. The design team includes Allen Moyer (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Paul Palazzo (lights) and Brian Ronan (sound).

According to Roundabout, "In Twelve Angry Men, a young delinquent awaits sentencing for the manslaughter of his aggressive father. Twelve jurors are corralled in a room for their deliberations in a murder trial. One juror feels that there is a 'reasonable doubt' — to the frustration of his 11 colleagues — thereby preventing a quick verdict. During the heated debate, the hidden preconceptions and assumptions of the jurors are revealed. When faced with playing the hangman, each juror is forced to face himself."

Roundabout's Twelve Angry Men was the longest-running production at its Broadway home, the American Airlines Theatre, extending an unprecedented seven times to run for 32 weeks. This production marked the first time the show was ever seen on a Broadway stage.

Its record-breaking run earned three Tony Award nominations and unanimous praise from the critics.

The Twelve Angry Men tour continues in 2008 in Portland, Grand Rapids, Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Wilmington, DE, Ft. Lauderdale, Nashville, Jacksonville, Charlotte and Toronto.

For dates and ticket information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.