The Winslow Boy, Starring Roger Rees, Will Play Broadway's American Airlines; Philadelphia Story Postponed

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15 May 2013

Roger Rees
Roger Rees
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Roundabout Theatre Company will produce Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy, starring Tony Award winner Roger Rees (The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Indiscretions, Peter and the Starcatcher), at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre this fall. The production replaces the previously announced The Philadelphia Story.

Rattigan's classic play about family loyalty will be directed by Olivier Award winner Lindsay Posner, who recently staged the play to great acclaim at London's Old Vic. Rees, who will star as Arthur Winslow, will play opposite Tony nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Man of La Mancha) as Grace Winslow.

"A moving exploration of family devotion, The Winslow Boy," according to Roundabout, "beautifully illustrates the costs of unconditional love and the rewards that make the effort priceless."

The new Broadway production of Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story, which was to be directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers at the American Airlines, has been postponed, according to a Roundabout spokesperson.

Also at the American Airlines Theatre, Roundabout will present a revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning The Real Thing, directed by Roundabout resident director Sam Gold (Picnic). Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner with Friends, directed by Tony nominee Pam MacKinnon and previously announced for Broadway, will likely play the Laura Pels Theatre.



Dates and complete casting for the Roundabout productions will be announced at a later date. Two more productions in Roundabout's season, including the annual musical, are still to be announced.

Click here to read more about Dinner with Friends and The Real Thing.

As previously announced, Roundabout will present the return of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, featuring the complete original cast and creative team under the direction of Daniel Aukin (4000 Miles). Bad Jews will play the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre.

Joining the Laura Pels Theatre season is a newly commissioned world premiere by Bekah Brunstetter, entitled Cutie and Bear, which will be directed by Evan Cabnet.

Here's how it's described: "In this incisive and surprising world
premiere, a married man and financially strapped young woman begin a purely uncomplicated relationship that becomes anything but. Evan Cabnet (Roundabout's The Dream of the Burning Boy) directs Bekah Brunstetter's (Oohrah!) stunning new play about the choices we make that change our lives in ways we never expected."

For more information, visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.