By Kenneth Jones
23 Feb 2011
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
They replace Paxton Whitehead, Dana Ivey and Sara Topham, respectively, in the roles of Rev. Chasuble, Miss Prism and Gwendolen Fairfax. The rest of the original cast — Santino Fontana as Algernon, David Furr as John, Tim MacDonald as Merriman, Paul O'Brien as Lane and Charlotte Parry as Cecily, plus the inimitable Brian Bedford as Lady Backnell — continue with the Bedford-directed staging. The Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the classic comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde continues to July 3.
Ivey, Whitehead and Topham will play their final performance on March 20.
Austrian's credits include Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor and Roundabout's The Marriage of Bette and Boo. Houdyshell is a Tony nominee for Well, and appeared as Madame Morrible in Wicked; Murray appeared in Broadway's The Crucible and The Little Foxes, earning Tony nominations.