Twelve Angry Men Shifts Broadway Opening to Oct. 28

News   Twelve Angry Men Shifts Broadway Opening to Oct. 28 The Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Broadway staging of Reginald Rose's jury-room drama Twelve Angry Men, will now open on Oct. 28, instead of the previously-announced Oct. 19.

The company said Oct. 28 was its first choice for an opening date, a slot now available due to the changing schedules of other Broadway openings this fall.

Scott Ellis directs the Broadway premiere of the work, which begins previews Oct. 1 at the American Airlines Theatre and runs through Dec. 19.

12 Angry Men, set in a jury room, tells the story of a murder trial in which a youth is alleged to have killed his father. The case seems like an open-and-shut situation as eleven of the unnamed jurors believe the defendant to be guilty. Juror #8, however, is not so certain, stirring up the room and setting off a number of arguments.

The anonymous deciding dozen are Mark Blum (The Graduate) as Juror #1, Kevin Geer (Side Man) as Juror #2, Philip Bosco (Copenhagen, Lend Me a Tenor) as Juror #3, James Rebhorn (Dinner at Eight) as Juror #4, Michael Mastro (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Juror #5, Robert Clohessy (Rounding Third, "Oz") as Juror #6, John Pankow (Barbra's Wedding, "Mad About You") as Juror #7, Boyd Gaines (Contact, Cabaret) as Juror #8, Tom Aldredge (Twentieth Century, Into the Woods) as Juror #9, Dan Hedaya ("Nixon," "Clueless") as Juror #10, Larry Bryggman (Proof, Picnic) as Juror #11 and Adam Trese (A View From The Bridge) as Juror #12.

The design team for Twelve Angry Men features Alan Moyer (sets), Michael Krass (costumes) and Paul Palazzo (lights). Tickets to Twelve Angry Men at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42 Street will be available in August. For information, call the Roundabout Theatre Company at (212) 719-1300 or visit the website at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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