Barry Edelstein will direct the production, which tells of a World War II munitions maker who cut corners on aircraft engines, then let his partner take the blame when young pilots started falling out of the sky. Years later, his own son uncovers his guilt. The play originally premiered on Broadway in 1947.
Joe Dowling, former artistic director of Ireland's Abbey Theatre, will direct Brian Bedford in London Assurance, a Dion L. Boucicault comedy of manners. Bedford appears on Broadway nearly every year, most recently in The Moliere Comedies and Two Shakespearean Actors.
Here is the full Roundabout schedule for 1996-97. Roundabout operates two theatres in midtown Manhattan, the 499-seat Roundabout on Broadway and the 285-seat Laura Pels Off-Broadway:
THE REHEARSAL (Roundabout Theatre)
Dates: now through Jan. 10, 1997.
(Laura Pels Theatre)
Author: Moliere, adapted by Bill Irwin & Mark O'Donnell. Director and star: Bill Irwin.
Cast: Bill Irwin, Marina Chapa, Kristin Chenoweth, Mary Bond Davis, Bruce Hurlbut, Hillel Meltzer, Sean Rector, Maduka Steady, Count Stovall, Gerry Vichi, Jonathan Wade, Christopher Evan Welch.
Dates: Opens Jan. 9, 1997, through March 9, 1997.
(Roundabout Theatre) Author: Anton Chekhov, translated by Lanford Wilson; Director: Scott Elliott.
Cast: Robert Bogue, Billy Crudup, Calista Flockhart, Paul Giamatti, David Marshall Grant, Amy Irving, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Eric Stoltz, David Strathairn, Jerry Stiller, Ben Hammer, Betty Miller, Justin Theroux, Lili Taylor.
Dates: Jan. 22-April 6 (opens Feb. 13).
ALL MY SONS
(Laura Pels Theatre)
Author: Arthur Miller; Director: Barry Edelstein.
Cast: John Cullum, others TBA.
Dates: March 26-June 22, 1997.
Author: Dion L. Boucicault; Director: Joe Dowling.
Cast: Brian Bedford, others TBA.
Dates: April 16-July 6, 1997 (opens April 30).
Dates: July 16-Oct. 19, 1997.
The Roundabouts annual Gala will be held April 23, 1997, this year to commemorate the 50th annniversary of Al My Sons. Tickets start at $500.
For tickets and information on Roundabout shows and subscriptions, call (212) 719-9393.
-- By David Lefkowitz