Sikora to Make Broadway Debut in Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

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Joe Sikora has joined the cast of the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, which is scheduled to begin performances April 14 at the Lyceum Theatre.

Sikora will play Lt. Stephen Maryk in the upcoming production, which marks the Chicago actor's Broadway debut. Sikora joins a company that includes the previously announced David Schwimmer (as Lt. Barney Greenwald), Željko Ivanek (as Lt. Com. Philip Francis Queeg), Tim Daly (as Lt. Com. John Challee), Terry Beaver (as Captain Blakely), Murphy Guyer (as Captain Randolph Southard), Brian Reddy (as Dr. Forrest Lundeen) and Ben Fox (as Lt. Jr. Grade Willis Seward Keith). Jerry Zaks directs Court-Martial, which will officially open May 7.

Joe Sikora was seen in the U.S. premiere of House and Garden at the Goodman Theatre; his other theatrical credits include productions of Zoot Suit, Race, Hard Times, Real Class Affair and the Los Angeles premiere of Killer Joe. Sikora's screen credits include "NYPD Blue," "Grey's Anatomy," "Criminal Minds," "Prison Break," "Normal" and "Night Skies."

The creative team for the production will include John Lee Beatty (set design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Paul Gallo (lighting design) and Daniel Moses Schreier (sound design).

Producers are Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debra Black, Roger Berlind, Ronald Frankel, Roy Gottlieb, Terry Schnuck, Sheldon Stein, and Barry Weisbord, in association with Roy Furman.

Playwright Wouk debuted The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial on Broadway in 1954 (the book also served as the basis for the 1954 Humphrey Bogart film). The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial pits Lieutenant Stephen Maryk against Lieutenant Commander Queeg as Maryk relieves his minesweeper commander of duty after deciding Queeg has become too mentally unstable to pilot their World War II vehicle, the USS Caine. He is accused of mutiny and put on trial by the Navy. It is at the trial that The Caine Mutiny Court Martial takes place. Wouk's eleven novels include "The Winds of War," "War and Remembrance" and "Marjorie Morningstar." The original Broadway production played 415 performances at the Plymouth Theatre. The cast featured Henry Fonda (Lt. Barney Greenwald), John Hodiak (Lt. Stephen Maryk) and Lloyd Nolan (Lt. Com. Philip Francis Queeg).

The Lyceum Theatre is located in Manhattan at 149 West 45th Street.

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