After Miss Julie: starring Sienna Miller, to play at the American Airline Theatre 18 Sep - 6 Dec
The Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and Ostar Productions, has announced that the American premiere of playwright Patrick Marberï¿½s drama After Miss Julie will open at the American Airline Theatre on 22 Oct 2009, following previews from 18 Sep for a limited engagement running through to 6 Dec 2009.
The production, to be directed by Mark Brokaw, will see Sienna Miller make her Broadway debut in the starring role of 'Miss Julie.'
Additional cast members and the design team will be announced shortly.
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.
Miller 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.
Mark Brokaw's (director) Broadway credits are 'Reckless' (2004), 'The Constant Wife' (2005) and 'Cry-Baby' (2008).
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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