Kim Hunter, who just came off a stint in Driving Miss Daisy at Queens Theatre In The Park in New York, will return to Broadway on Oct. 21 in An Ideal Husband, the hit Oscar Wilde revival at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Hunter made her debut there nearly 50 years ago as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire. Darkness At Noon and The Children's Hour are only a few of Hunter's other Broadway credits. Moviegoers also know her for her work in three of the "Planet Of The Apes" films.
Also joining the Ideal cast, which now stars Madeleine Potter as Lady Chiltern, are James Warwick, as Sir Robert; Cheryl Gaysunas, as Miss Mabel; Michael Allinson, as the Earl Of Caversham, and Stephanie Beacham, as the naughty Mrs. Cheveley. Beacham is best known for her role as Sable Colby on TV's "Dynasty" and "The Colbys." Her London theatre credits include Harold Pinter's The Basement, Ted Tally's Terra Nova and Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular.
Taking over for Martin Shaw as the advice-giving Lord Goring is Nicky Henson, a founding member of London's Young Vic company. Other UK roles include Mordred in Camelot and appearances in plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre (he is a member of both).
Madeleine Potter's recent Broadway appearances include three stints at The National Actors Theatre: The Crucible, A Little Hotel On The Side and The Master Builder.