Oscar Nominee Will Play Jessica Lange's Son in Broadway Revival of Long Day's Journey

News   Oscar Nominee Will Play Jessica Lange's Son in Broadway Revival of Long Day's Journey
Additional casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning Long Day's Journey Into Night, which will be produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Ryan Murphy. It is scheduled to begin previews March 31, 2016, at the American Airlines Theatre.

Newly announced for the role of James Tyrone Jr. is Oscar nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road," Broadway's Grace).

Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon

Directed by Jonathan Kent, the production, part of Roundabout's 50th anniversary season, will officially open April 19.

As previously reported, two‐time Academy Award winner and three‐time Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange will play Mary Tyrone, following her Olivier Award‐nominated performance in the role on the West End in 2000. Two-time Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne will play James Tyrone, and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. will play Edmund Tyrone.

Final casting and the design team will be announced shortly.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night, according to press notes, "is the tale of an ordinary summer’s day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author’s personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth—and conceal—a lifetime of secrets continues to reveal itself to audiences as one of the most profound and powerful plays ever brought to the stage." Performances will continue through June 26.

Lange has appeared twice previously on Broadway, both times in revivals of Tennessee Williams classics: A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992 and The Glass Menagerie in 2005. She won her Oscars for "Tootsie" and "Blue Sky."

Roundabout's history with O'Neill dates back to 1983 with John Stix’s production of Ah, Wilderness, starring Philip Bosco; followed by Desire Under the Elms, directed by Terry Schreiber (1984); the Tony Award‐winning revival of Anna Christie, directed by David Leveaux, starring Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson and Anne Meara (1993); and A Touch of the Poet, directed by Doug Hughes, starring Gabriel Byrne (2005).

The most recent Broadway revival of Long Day's Journey was presented at the Plymouth (now Schoenfeld) Theatre in 2003 and starred Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Sean Leonard, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Brian Dennehy.

Visit Roundabouttheatre.org or call (212) 719‐1300 for more information.

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