The Winslow Boy: Roundabout announces cast
The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete cast for their Broadway revival of Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy, directed by Lindsay Posner, opening at the American Airlines Theatre on 17 Oct 2013, following previews form 20 Sep 2013, and run through to 01 Dec 2013.
Joining the previously announced Roger Rees, who will star as 'Arthur Winslow,' will be Zachary Booth as 'Dickie Winslow', Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry,' Meredith Forlenza as 'Miss Barnes,' Spencer Davis Milford as 'Ronnie Winslow,' Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton,' Stephen Pilkington as 'Fred,' Henny Russell as 'Violet' and Chandler Williams as 'John Watherstone.'
The Winslow Boy: When fourteen year old Ronnie Winslow is sent home from naval college accused of stealing a postal order, his father, Arthur Winslow, determines to prove his son's innocence. Appointing the renowned barrister Sir Robert Morton , Arthur begins a courageous fight to clear his son's name.
The creative team includes Peter McKintosh (Sets and Costumes), David Lander (Lights) and Drew Levy (Sound).
The Winslow Boy premiered in London in 1946 and on Broadway in 1947. This is the first time the play has been revived on Broadway.
Terence Rattigan's work was last seen on the Roundabout stage, and the American Airlines Theatre, in 2011 when Frank Langella starred in 'Man and Boy.'
Michael Cumpsty (Desmond Curry) was last seen on Broadway in 'End of the Rainbow,' for which he received a Tony Award nomination. His previous productions for the Roundabout include the revivals of 'Sunday in the Park with George,' 'The Constant Wife' and '1776.' His other Broadway appearances include 'Democracy,' 'Enchanted April,' '42nd Street,' 'Copenhagen,' 'Electra,' 'Racing Demon,' 'The Heiress,' 'Translations,' 'Timon of Athens,' 'La Bete' and 'Artist Descending a Staircase.'
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Grace Winslow) first received critical acclaim for her breakout role in Brian DePalma's "Scarface," which was followed by her Oscar nominated performance in Martin Scorsese's "The Color of Money." She is also known for her roles in numerous films including "The Abyss," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," and "The Perfect Storm." Mastrantonio has appeared on Broadway in several musicals, including 'Copperfield,' 'The Human Comedy,' 'West Side Story,' and the revival of 'Man of La Mancha,' for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Other Broadway credits include 'The Marriage of Figaro,' 'Oh, Brother!' and 'Amadeus.' In London, Mastrantonio starred in 'Grand Hotel' at the Donmar Warehouse and most recently in 'A View from the Bridge' in the West End.
Alessandro Nivola (Sir Robert Morton) starred last summer opposite Bradley Cooper in the Williamstown Theater Festival revival of 'The Elephant Man.' Nivola last appeared on Broadway in 1995 opposite Helen Mirren in the Roundabout's 'A Month in the Country.' More recently, he starred in Ethan Hawke's 2010 revival of 'A Lie of the Mind' at The New Group. His upcoming films include Atom Egoyan's "Devil's Knot" opposite Reese Witherspoon, and David O Russell's "American Hustle," which is set for a December release.
Roger Rees (Arthur Winslow) last appeared on Broadway as 'Gomez Addams' in 'The Addams Family.' His many Broadway credits his Tony Award winning performance as 'Nicholas Nickleby,' in 'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.' His other Broadway credits include 'Uncle Vanya,' 'The Rehearsal,' 'Indiscretions' (Tony nomination), 'The Red Shoes' and 'London Assurance.' Known to TV audiences as Lord John Marbury on NBC's "The West Wing" and Robin Colcord on NBC's "Cheers", he recently played "Dr Colin Marlow," on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; and appeared in "OZ", "My So-Called Life", "MANTIS", "Warehouse 13" and TV movies "The Crossing," "Double Platinum," "Titanic" and "Liberty."
Zachary Booth (Dickie Winslow) is making his Broadway debut. Off-Broadway he has appeared in 'The Mound Builders' (Signature Theatre), 'Me, Myself & I,' 'Prayer for My Enemy' (Playwrights Horizons) and 'Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen' (Women's Project). On TV he played "Michael Hewes " in "Damages." Films include "The Last Weekend," "Syrup," "Big Words," "The Blue Eyes," "Allegiance," "Keep the Lights On," "Dark Horse," "The Beaver," "White Irish Drinkers" and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist."
Spencer Davis Milford (Ronnie Winslow), a high school senior from St. Louis, MO, is tmaking his Broadway debut! National tours: 'Billy Elliot' (Tall Boy/u/s Michael) 1st National, 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' (Boo Who) 1st National.
Chandler Williams' (John Watherstone) Broadway credits: 'In the Next Room or the vibrator play,' 'Mary Stuart,' and 'Translations'. Off-Broadway he has appeared in 'Crimes of the Heart,' 'The Field,' 'Rope,' 'The Mysteries' and 'Andorra.' He recently played "The Shepard" in the TV series "Zero Hour." He played "Juilliard Macbeth" in the movie, "Heights"
Meredith Forlenza (Miss Barnes) appeared on Broadway in the Roundabout's production of 'Pal Joey,' (Broadway; Studio 54), A Behandling in Spokane (Broadway, Schoenfeld). Off Broadway she has appeared in 'Completeness' (Playwrights Horizons) and 'All-American' (Lincoln Center Theater). Film credits include starring as "Hannah" in "Hannah Has a Ho-Phase" (Independent) and "Not Fade Away" (Paramount).
Stephen Pilkington (Fred) appeared on Broadway in 'One Man, Two Guvnors.'
Henny Russell's (Violet) Broadway credits: 'The Royal Family' and 'Major Barbara.' Film: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon."
Terence Rattigan (Playwright) plays include 'French Without Tears,' 'After The Dance,' 'Flare Path,' 'Love In Idleness,' 'While The Sun Shines,' 'The Winslow Boy,' 'The Browning Version,' 'Harlequinade,' 'Adventure Story,' 'Who Is Sylvia?,' 'The Deep Blue Sea,' 'The Sleeping Prince,' 'Separate Tables,' 'Variation On A Theme,' 'Ross,' 'Man And Boy,' 'A Bequest To The Nation, ''In Praise Of Love' and 'Cause Célèbre.' Terence Rattigan still holds the record of being the only playwright to have notched more than 1000 performances for two separate plays, namely, 'French Without Tears' and 'While The Sun Shines.' During the war years, he had 3 plays running on Shaftesbury Avenue: 'Flare Path' at the Apollo, 'While The Sun Shines' at the Globe and 'Love In Idleness' at the Lyric.
Lindsay Posner (Director) is making his Broadway debut. He was associate director at The Royal Court Theatre from 1987 to 1992 where his production of 'Death and the Maiden' won two Laurence Olivier Awards. His many West End directional credits include 'Abigail's Party,' 'Birthday Party,' 'Butley,' 'Carousel,' 'Fiddler on the Roof,' 'Fool for Love,' 'House of Games,' The Hypochondriac,' 'An Ideal Husband' and 'A Life in the Theatre.'