Michael Shannon to star in Long Day's Journey Into Night

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Oscar nominee Michael Shannon will return to Broadway next Spring, as he takes on the role of James Tyrone, Jr. in their upcoming revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Jonathan Kent, as part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary season.

Shannon joins previously announced Oscar and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange (Mary Tyrone), Golden Globe winner and Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne (James Tyrone) and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. (Edmond Tyrone).

(Ms. Lange will reprise her Olivier-nominated performance from the 2000 West End production.)

Long Day's Journey Into Night begins previews at the American Airlines Theatre on 31 March 2016, before an official opening on 19 April, and a limited engagement through to 26 June 2016.

Synopsis: "Long Day's Journey Into Night is the tale of an ordinary summer's day with extraordinary consequences, which tells the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth - and conceal - a lifetime of secrets."

Full casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date.

Michael Shannon made his Broadway debut in the 2012-13 production of 'Grace' at the Cort Theatre. Off-Broadway credits include 'Mistakes Were Made,' 'Our Town,' 'The Little Flower of East Orange,' 'Bug,' and 'Killer Joe.' He earned an Oscar nomination in 2009 for "Revolutionary Road." Other screen credits include "Man of Steel," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Iceman," "Take Shelter," "8 Mile," "Jonah Hex," "Pearl Harbor," and "Groundhog Day."

- by Tom Millward

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