Old Acquaintance at the American Airlines Harris, Colin & Rabe to star



Harriet Harris, Margaret Colin and Lily Rabe are to star in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of John Van Druten's comedy Old Acquaintance, to be directed by Michael Wilson, 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.

Harriet Harris (Mildred 'Millie' Drake) last appeared on Broadway as Mrs. Meers in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' (2002) for which she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Her other Broadway credits include 'The Man Who Came to Dinner' (2000 revival) and 'Four Baboons Adoring the Sun' (1992).

Margaret Colin (Katharine 'Kit' Markham) last appeared on Broadway as Pam in 'A Day in the Death of Joe Egg' (2003 revival). She also played Jacqueline Kennedy in 'Jackie' (2007).

Lily Rabe (Deidre) last appeared on Broadway as Ellie Dunn in 'Heartbreak House' (2006 revival). She also played Annelle in 'Steel Magnolias' (2005).

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).