Heartbreak House: Roundabout announce full cast and design team.
The Roundabout Theatre Company presents Philip Bosco (Captain Shotover), Swoosie Kurtz (Hesione Hushabye), Byron Jennings (Hector), Lily Rabe (Ellie Dunn) and Laila Robins (Lady Utterword), in George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House, directed by Robin Lefevre.
The cast also includes Bill Camp (Mangan), John Christopher Jones (Mazzini Dunn) and Jenny Sterlin (Nurse Guinness).
Heartbreak House opens at the American Airlines on 11 Oct 2006, following previews from 15 Sep and running through to 10 Dec 2006.
The design team for Heartbreak House features John Lee Beatty (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound).
Heartbreak House follows the unlikely romantic encounters that occur in an estate on the English countryside. Romance springs ever eternal but never mutual, and the only stable marriages have the least to do with love.
Heartbreak House marks Philip Boscoï¿½s 13th Roundabout Theatre Company production, having last been seen in the Tony nominated production of Twelve Angry Men for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Actor. In addition, Swoosie Kurtz was seen in Roundaboutï¿½s New York premiere of Paula Vogelï¿½s The Mineola Twins and Bryon Jennings has recently been seen in Roundaboutï¿½s revivals of A Touch of the Poet and Twelve Angry Men.
Heartbreak House premiered on Broadway on 20 Nov 1920 at the Garrick Theatre. The show has since been revived three times on Broadway, in 1938, 1959 and 1983. The most recent revival opened on 7 Dec 1983 at the Circle in the Square Theatre starring Philip Bosco as 'Mangan', Rosemary Harris as 'Hesione Hushabye', Rex Harrison as 'ï¿½Captain Shotover' and Dana Ivey as 'Lady Utterwood'.
Roundabout Theatre Company has a long association with George Bernard Shawï¿½s work, having staged over twenty productions since 1971 including Heartbreak House in 1979. The most recent Shaw plays seen on Roundabout stages include Major Barbara (2000-2001, dir. Daniel Sullivan), Arms and the Man (1999-2000, dir. Roger Rees), You Never Can Tell (1997-1998) and Misalliance (1996-1997).
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