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After Miss Julie: Jonny Lee Miller to make his Broadway debut
The Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and Ostar Productions, has announced that Jonny Lee Miller will make his Broadway debut starring alongside the previously announced Sienna Miller - who is also making her debut - in the American premiere of playwright Patrick Marberï¿½s drama After Miss Julie opening at the American Airline Theatre on 22 Oct 2009, following previews from 18 Sep for a limited engagement running through to 6 Dec 2009.
Directed by Mark Brokaw, the design team includes Allen Moyer (Sets), Michael Krass (Costumes), Mark McCullough (Lights) and David Van Tieghem (Original Music & Sound).
Further casting is still to be announced.
After Miss Julie takes as its basis August Strinberg's 1888 class-struggle 'Miss Julie,' which tells the tale of the passionate but ultimately destructive sexual liaison between a lowly footman and the sexual aristocrat Miss Julie.
Marber's contemporary take on the idea moves the action from a Swedish estate at the end of the 19th Century to an English country house in July 1945, on the night of the Labour Party's victory over Winston Churchill's Tories in the General Election.
After Miss Julie had its world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in Nov 2003, where it received rave reviews.
Sienna Miller (Miss Julie) is known for her roles in the films' 'Alfie,' 'Factory Girl,' and 'The Edge of Love.' Her next film appearance will be 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.' She was nominated for Bafta's Orange Rising Star Award in 2007.
Johnny Lee Miller (John) came to international attention starring opposite Ewan MacGregor as the drug addicted punk ï¿½Sick Boyï¿½ in Danny Boyleï¿½s 'Trainspotting.' His other film credits include 'The Flying Scotsman,' for which he was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for Best Actor. Miller starred for two seasons in the title role in the ABC series 'Eli Stone.' His television work began with classic BBC dramas such as 'Casualty' and 'Prime Suspect 3', leading to his first US mini-series 'Larry McMurtryï¿½s Dead Manï¿½s Walk', a prequel to ï¿½Lonesome Dove.' This year, Miller completed filming the role of ï¿½Mr. Knightleyï¿½ in a BBC mini-series adaptation of 'Emma.' London stage credits include 'Democracy,' 'Beautiful Thing,' 'Festen' and 'Someone Whoï¿½ll Watch Over Me.'
Mark Brokawï¿½s (Director) production of Lisa Loomerï¿½s play 'Distracted,' starring Cynthia Nixon, recently concluded its extended limited engagement at Roundaboutï¿½s Laura Pels Theatre. His other past Roundabout productions include the 2006 production of Tennessee Williamsï¿½ 'Suddenly Last Summer' with Blythe Danner and Carla Gugino and 'The Constant Wife' at the American Airlines Theatre in 2004.
Patrick Marber's (Playwright) plays, 'Dealers Choice' (1995) and 'Closer' (1997) both played at London's National Theatre and each won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy. 'Closer' was produced on Broadway in 1999 and was nominated for a Tony for Best Play.
Tickets will go on sale in July 2009.
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