When it closes, the drama, which officially opened Oct. 3 following previews from Sept. 3, will have played 35 previews and 65 regular performances.
The profession of the title is that of "madam." Reaching to get out of the hardscrabble circumstances that crushed many Victorian women, Kitty Warren would rise to run a chain of brothels. Her smart, well-dressed, well-fed, college-educated daughter, Vivie (played by Broadway newcomer Sally Hawkins, known for the film "Happy-Go-Lucky"), has been kept separate from and ignorant of her mother's world. Until now.
Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Elling) reunited with his Doubt star Jones (widely known for playing the U.S. President on TV's "24,") to bring the controversial play to 21st century crowds.
Jones and Golden Globe winner Hawkins are joined by Adam Driver (Little Doc at the Rattlestick) as Frank Gardner, Mark Harelik (The Light in the Piazza, creator of The Immigrant) as Sir George Crofts, Edward Hibbert (Curtains, The Drowsy Chaperone) as Praed and Michael Siberry (A Man for All Seasons, The Merchant of Venice) as Rev. Samuel Gardner.
The design team includes Scott Pask (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lights) and David Van Tieghem (sound).
Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession, according to the Roundabout, "tells the story of Kitty Warren (Jones), a mother who makes a terrible sacrifice for her daughter Vivie's (Hawkins) independence. The clash of these two strong-willed but culturally constrained women is the spark that ignites the ironic wit of one of Shaw's greatest plays."
Mrs. Warren's Profession premiered on Broadway in 1905 at the Garrick Theatre and subsequently was revived on Broadway in 1907, 1918, 1922 and 1976.
Performances play Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. For tickets and information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org, or call (212) 719-1300, or visit the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street).