Performances will begin Jan. 7, 2009, prior to an official opening Jan. 19 (revised from the previously announced Jan. 22), for a run to Feb. 21.
In the new American play, which explores our current political climate, Dreyfuss plays Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ben Kritzer, who is hauled before the Supreme Court where he faces the dilemma of defending his belief in the freedom of the press or protecting his family.
McGovern, who plays Judith Brown, has previously been seen on the Old Vic stage in David Rabe's Hurlyburly in 1997. She has also appeared on the London stage in Molière's The Misanthrope (Young Vic, 1996), the U.K. premiere of Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain (Donmar Warehouse, 1999) and Donald Marguelies' Dinner with Friends (Hampstead Theatre, 2001). In New York she has appeared in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters (Edison Theatre, 1989) and as Ophelia (to Stephen Lang's Hamlet) for the Roundabout Theatre Company at the Criterion Center Stage Right (1992). Her early film credits include "Ordinary People" with Robert Redford, "Ragtime" (Oscar-nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role), "Lovesick" with Dudley Moore, "Once Upon a Time in America" with Robert De Niro and "Racing With the Moon" with Sean Penn and Nicholas Cage. More recent film credits include "The Favor" with Brad Pitt, "Buffalo Soldiers" with Joaquin Phoenix, "House of Mith" and "Wings of the Dove."
Suchet, who plays Roger Cowan, is best known for playing the title role in the long-running TV dramatization of Agatha Christie's "Poirot." He was most recently seen on the London stage in Roger Crane's The Last Confession. Other stage credits include Once in a Lifetime (National Theatre, 2005), Amadeus (in which he played Salieri at the Old Vic in Peter Hall's 1998 revival, then reprised the role in the Broadway transfer to the Music Box Theatre in 1999), Harold Pinter's Royal Court production of the British premiere of David Mamet's Oleanna (Duke of York's, 1993) and Separation (Hampstead, then Comedy Theatre, 1987).
Sutton's previous plays include Voir Dire (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the Best Play Award of the American Theatre Critics Association), As It Is in Heaven, The Benefits of Doubt, The Third Army, Special Interests, Restoring The Sun and Black Market. To book tickets contact the box office at 0870 060 6628 or visit www.oldvictheatre.com.