The Constant Wife Gets an Extra Week on Broadway, Through Aug. 21

By Ernio Hernandez
20 Jul 2005

From Left: Kate Burton and Lynn Redgrave in The Constant Wife
From Left: Kate Burton and Lynn Redgrave in The Constant Wife
Photo by Joan Marcus

Roundabout Theatre Company will extend Broadway's acclaimed revival of The Constant Wife starring Kate Burton and Lynn Redgrave one week at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre through Aug. 21.

Mark Brokaw (Reckless) directs the staging of W. Somerset Maugham's classic that began previews May 27 and opened June 16 to positive critical response. The limited engagement was originally slated through Aug. 14.

Set in a 1920s London drawing room, The Constant Wife follows the marriage of a top surgeon and his wife. The comedy of manners delivers a twist after a seemingly secret affair between the husband and his wife's friend is revealed.

Burton (Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man) plays the title character, Constance Middleton, opposite Michael Cumpsty (Democracy) as the straying John Middleton, John Dossett (Gypsy) as Constance's old flame Bernard Kersal and and Redgrave (Shakespeare for My Father, Mrs. Warren's Profession) as the epigram-prone Mrs. Culver.



The cast also includes Enid Graham (Dinner at Eight), Kathryn Meisle (Tartuffe), Denis Holmes (Major Barbara), John Ellison Conlee (The Full Monty) and Kathleen McNenny (After The Fall).

The design team for The Constant Wife features Alan Moyer (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Mary Louise Geiger (lights) and David van Tieghem (sound) — who also provides original compositions.

Tickets are available through Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.