The Verdict: Critics Review Broadway Revival of The Winslow Boy, Starring Roger Rees and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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18 Oct 2013

Roger Rees and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Roger Rees and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
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The Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Terence Rattigan's classic drama about family loyalty, The Winslow Boy, starring Tony Award winner Roger Rees and Academy Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, officially opened Oct. 17 at the American Airlines Theatre.

Olivier Award winner Lindsay Posner, who recently staged the play to great acclaim at London's Old Vic, also helms the Broadway revival that began previews Sept. 20 and is currently scheduled through Dec. 1. 

Rees (Peter and the Starcatcher, Nicholas Nickleby) stars as Arthur Winslow, opposite Tony and Academy Award nominee Mastrantonio (Man of La Mancha) as Grace Winslow. The cast also features Tony Award nominee Michael Cumptsy (End of the Rainbow, Copenhagen) as Desmond Curry, Charlotte Parry (Coram Boy) as Catherine Winslow, Alessandro Nivola (The Elephant Man) as Sir Robert Morton, Zachary Booth (The Mound Builders) as Dickie Winslow, Spencer Davis Milford (Billy Elliot) in his Broadway debut as Ronnie Winslow, Chandler Williams (In the Next Room...) as John Watherstone, Meredith Forlenza (Pal Joey) as Miss Barnes, Stephen Pilkington (One Man, Two Guvnors) as Fred and Henny Russell (The Other Place) as Violet.

The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

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Charlotte Parry and Roger Rees
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