By Michael Gioia
22 Oct 2013
|Photo by Jeff Vespa|
As previously reported, Hall will make her Broadway debut in the limited engagement, which will begin previews Dec. 20, prior to an official opening Jan. 16, 2014, at the American Airlines Theatre.
Completing the cast — which stars Hall as Young Woman, Olivier Award winner Bertish as Mother, Obie Award winner Cumpsty as Husband and Spector as Lover — are Damian Baldet (The Lion King), Ashley Bell ("The Last Exorcism"), Jeff Biehl (Off-Broadway's Burning), Arnie Burton (The 39 Steps), Ryan Dinning ("The Carrie Diaries"), Scott Drummond (Off-Broadway's A Perfect Future), Dion Graham (Not About Nightingales), Edward James Hyland (Arcadia), Jason Loughlin (national tour of War Horse), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love), Daniel Pearce (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Henny Russell (The Winslow Boy), Karen Walsh (Other Desert Cities) and Michael Warner (Off-Broadway's Scarcity).
Lyndsey Turner (Chimerica at Almeida; Philadelphia, Here I Come! at Donmar) will direct the Broadway engagement, which will play through March 2, 2014.
The creative team includes Es Devlin (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Jane Cox (lights) and Matt Tierney (sound).
Hall's credits on the London stage include Mrs. Warren's Profession, which earned her the Ian Charleson Award in 2003, As You Like It (Ian Charleson-nominated), Man and Superman, The Fight for Barbara, Galileo's Daughter, Don Juan, A Winter's Tale (Ian Charleson Award), The Cherry Orchard (Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination) and Twelfth Night directed by her father, Sir Peter Hall. Hall can currently be seen on screen in "Iron Man 3." She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." Her film credits also include "Lay the Favorite," "The Awakening," "The Town," "Everything Must Go," "Please Give," "Dorian Gray," "Frost/Nixon," "The Prestige" and "Starter for 10," which marked her feature-film debut.
Machinal premiered on Broadway in 1928 featuring a young Clark Gable in his Broadway debut and then in London in 1931 under the title of The Life Machine. The play was revived in 1993 in London featuring Fiona Shaw, Ciarán Hinds and John Woodvine and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival.
Tickets for Machinal are currently on sale. The American Airlines Theatre is located at 227 West 42nd Street. Visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.