After Miss Julie: Marin Ireland to play 'Christine'

The Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and Ostar Productions, has announced that Marin Ireland will play the role of 'Christine' in the American premiere of playwright Patrick Marber�s drama After Miss Julie

The drama opens at the American Airline Theatre on 22 Oct 2009, following previews from 18 Sep for a limited engagement running through to 6 Dec 2009.

Ireland joins the previously announced Sienna Miller (Miss Julie) and Jonny Lee Miller (John) - who are both making their Broadway debut. Further casting is still to be announced.

Directed by Mark Brokaw, the design team includes Allen Moyer (Sets), Michael Krass (Costumes), Mark McCullough (Lights) and David Van Tieghem (Original Music & Sound).

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 �Sick Boy� in Danny Boyle�s '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 McMurtry�s Dead Man�s Walk', a prequel to �Lonesome Dove.' This year, Miller completed filming the role of �Mr. Knightley� in a BBC mini-series adaptation of 'Emma.' London stage credits include 'Democracy,' 'Beautiful Thing,' 'Festen' and 'Someone Who�ll Watch Over Me.'

Marin Ireland (Christine) made her Broadway debut earlier this year when she starred as 'Steph' in Neil LaBute's 'reasons to be pretty,' - for which she was nominated for a Tony Award).

Mark Brokaw�s (Director) production of Lisa Loomer�s play 'Distracted,' starring Cynthia Nixon, recently concluded its extended limited engagement at Roundabout�s Laura Pels Theatre. His other past Roundabout productions include the 2006 production of Tennessee Williams� '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.

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