Jill Clayburgh Is Confirmed for Westport's All My Sons

News   Jill Clayburgh Is Confirmed for Westport's All My Sons
Jill Clayburgh has been signed to star opposite Richard Dreyfuss in the new Doug Hughes-directed version of the Arthur Miller classic All My Sons.

Dreyfuss will play Joe Keller, a father with a guilty secret about his two sons, one killed in WWII, the other one questioning the nature of his sibling's death. Clayburgh will play his wife, Kate, who stands by him despite mounting evidence of his guilt.

Clayburgh appeared with Dreyfuss in The Exonerated Off-Broadway. In the early '70s, she starring in the original Broadway companies of The Rothschilds and Pippin. Later, she appeared in Design for Living as Gilda, opposite Raul Julia and Frank Langella. She is still well remembered for a string of films in the '70s, including "An Unmarried Woman," "Silver Streak" and "Starting Over."

Dreyfuss has booked a lot of theatre of late. In New York, he's done a brief stint in Off-Broadway's The Exonerated and is set to put in a one night-only appearance in Trumbo at the Westside. All My Sons, which runs Aug. 6-23, would mark his most sustained engagement to date.

Artistic director Joanne Woodward said in a statement, "I saw Richard in a show called The Exonerated in New York. His biography in the playbill said that he was 'looking for a good play' and when Doug Hughes mentioned Richard for the role, I thought, 'it looks like he's found one.'"

Westport Country Playhouse had its biggest season in two decades in 2002 when a revival of Our Town starring Paul Newman transferred to Broadway. The Westport Country Playhouse is located at 25 Powers Court, just off Post Road East (Route 1). Season subscriptions are on sale now. Remaining tickets will go on sale May 19. For subscriptions, call (203) 226-0153. For more information, contact the box office at (203) 227-4177 or visit westportcountryplayhouse.org.

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