No Broadway theatre company is busier after awards season has ended than the Roundabout, which currently has both the musical 1776 and the George Bernard Shaw revival Misalliance in previews. David Warren directs Shaw's 1909 comedy about "intertwined courtships" at the Off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre.
Starring in the show are Brian Murray, recently nominated for a 1997 Tony Award as the rapacious older brother in The Little Foxes on Broadway.A regular on and Off-Broadawy, Murray has appeared in The Entertainer, Travels With My Aunt and A Small Family Business. Here he'll play Mr. Tarleton.
Fresh from playing Quincy Quince in An American Daughter, Elizabeth Marvel will play Lina in Misalliance. Previous roles for Marvel include Silence Cunning Exile and Arts & Leisure.
Joanna Going (The Flowering Peach) plays Hypatia; Patricia Conolly (The Heiress) plays Mrs. Connolly. Also in the cast are Zak Orth, Remak Ramsey (Quartermaine's Terms), Don Reilley, and Alan Tudyk, who won raves for playing a gazillion cartoony characters in Bunny Bunny.
David Warren (Summer And Smoke) directs the comedy, which concerns love and marriage at an English country house.
Designing Misalliance will be Derek McLane (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Ken Posner (lighting) and John Gromada (sound).
For tickets ($45) and information on Misalliance at the Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre, 1530 Broadway, call (212) 869-8400 or check out their website at http://www.roundabouttheatre.org.
--By David Lefkowitz