Old Acquaintance announces full cast - Diane Davis replaces Lily Rabe



Stephen Bogardus, Diane Davis, Corey Stoll, Cynthia Darlow and Gordana Rashovich complete the cast for the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of John Van Druten's comedy Old Acquaintance, to be directed by Michael Wilson.

They join the previously announced Margaret Colin (Katharine 'Kit' Markham) and Harriet Harris (Mildred 'Millie' Drake).

Lily Rabe, who was to play Deidre Drake, has withdrawn from the production, she is replaced by Diane Davis.

Old Acquaintance is opening at the American Airlines Theatre on 28 Jun 2007, following previews from 1 Jun and running through to 19 Aug 2007.

In Old Acquaintance two childhood friends who have grown into very different adults, although they are both successful authors. The independent Katharine 'Kit' Markham is carrying on an affair with a younger man while divorc�e Mildred 'Millie' Drake refuses to loosen the apron-strings on her teenage daughter, Dierdre. When Dierdre's struggles to become more like her idol Kit have far-reaching consequences, the two women who thought they were growing apart realize that they may have much more in common than they'd like to admit.

Stephen Bogardus (Preston Drake). Broadway: Man of La Mancha, James Joyce�s The Dead, High Society, King David, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Falsettos, Grapes of Wrath, Les Miserables, West Side Story.

Diane Davis (Dierdre Drake) was recently seen in the Manhattan Theater Club production of Paul Rudnick's Regrets Only. Davis made her Broadway debut last season in Festen.

Corey Stoll's (Rudd Kendall). Broadway: Henry IV (Lincoln Center Theatre). Off-Broadway: Intimate Apparel , The Hologram Theory, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Cynthia Darlow (Susan). Broadway: Taller Than a Dwarf, Present Laughter, Sex and Longing, Prelude to a Kiss, Rumors, Grease.

Gordana Rashovich (Sabrina).Broadway: Conversations with My Father.

Old Acquaintance premiered on Broadway in 1940 at the Morosco Theatre, starring Jane Cowl and Peggy Wood. The play was made into feature film, starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins, in 1943.

John Van Druten's many Broadway plays include 'Young Woodley' (1925), 'Flowers of the Forest' (1935), 'The Mermaids Singing' (1945) and 'I Am a Camera' (1951 - which the musical Cabaret was based on).

Michael Wilson was last represented on Broadway when he directed Matthew Barber's comedy 'Enchanted April' (2003).