Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alessandro Nivola to Join Roger Rees in Roundabout Theatre's THE WINSLOW BOY
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Grace Winslow). Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio first received critical acclaim for her breakout role in Brian DePalma's Scarface, which was followed by her Oscar nominated performance in Martin Scorsese's The Color of Money. She is also known for her roles in numerous films including The Abyss, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and The Perfect Storm. Mastrantonio has appeared on Broadway in several musicals, including Copperfield, The Human Comedy, West Side Story, and the revival of Man of La Mancha, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Other New York stage credits include the Broadway productions of The Marriage of Figaro, Oh, Brother!, and Amadeus, and the New York Shakespeare Festivalproductions of Henry V, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night. In London, Mastrantonio starred in Grand Hotel at the Donmar Warehouse and most recently in A View from the Bridge in the West End.
Alessandro Nivola (Sir Robert Morton). Nivola starred last summer opposite Bradley Cooper in the Williamstown Theater Festival revival of The Elephant Man. Nivola last appeared on Broadway in 1995 opposite Helen Mirren in the Roundabout's A Month in the Country. More recently, he starred in Ethan Hawke's 2010 revival of A Lie of the Mind at The New Group. His upcoming films include Atom Egoyan's "Devil's Knot" opposite Reese Witherspoon, and David O Russell's "American Hustle," which is set for a December release. Nivola is represented by Creative Artists Agency and Management 360.
Roger Rees (Arthur Winslow). Roger Rees' project, Peter and the Starcatcher, written by Rick Elice and co-directed with Alex Timbers, recently won 5 TONY awards; this prequel to Peter Pan continues to delight audiences. Mr Rees won the Olivier Award in London, the Tony Award in New York, plus an Emmy nomination for Best Actor, playing Nicholas in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Mr. Rees is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2010 Mr. Rees returned to London to play Vladimir opposite Ian McKellen's Estragon in the critically acclaimed hit production ofWaiting for Godot at The Theatre Royal Haymarket. The production went on to tour Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
On and off-Broadway, Mr Rees starred in Indiscretions, with Kathleen Turner, Eileen Atkins, Cynthia Nixon and Jude Law, (Tony, Drama Desk nominations); John Robin Baitz' The End of the Day (Obie Award); Uncle Vanya, with Derek Jacobi and Laura Linney (Brooks Atkinson); The Uneasy Chair (Playwrights Horizons); The Rehearsal (Roundabout); The Misanthrope, opposite Uma Thurman (CSC), and A Man of No Importance, with Faith Prince (Lincoln Centre Theatre), the premiere of the Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's musical; and, most recently, playing Gomez opposite the Morticia's of both Bebe Neuwirth and Brooke Shields, The Addams Family (Lunt Fontanne). In London, Roger created the starring roles of Henry and Kerner, both opposite Felicity Kendal, in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and Hapgood, and played opposite Jane Lapotaire in his own thriller, Double Double, co-authored with Jersey Boys author Rick Elice. Some of Mr Rees' movies are: The Ebony Tower (opposite Laurence Olivier), Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bob Fosse's Star 80, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julie Taymour's Frida, The Prestige, The Scorpion King, The Pink Panther, Peter Greenaway's A Life in Suitcases, Crazy Like a Fox, Going Under, The Invasion (with Nicole Kidman), The Narrows and Almost Perfect. Known to TV audiences as Lord John Marbury on NBC's "The West Wing" and Robin Colcord on NBC's "Cheers", he recently played Dr Colin Marlow, on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; and appeared in "OZ", "My So-Called Life", "MANTIS", "Warehouse 13" and TV movies The Crossing, Double Platinum, Titanic and Liberty. Mr. Rees was the former Associate Artistic Director of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre, UK, where he directed, among others, Julius Caesar, Turkey Time and John Bull. In America he directed Red Memories (NYSF); Mud, River Stone (Playwrights Horizons); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Love's Labour's Lost (Old Globe); Arms and the Man (Roundabout), and, an episode of HBO's OZ. Roger, for three very happy years, was the Artistic Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where he directed The Rivals, The Film Society, Simon Grey's The Late Middle Classes, Anything Goes, Herringbone, starring BD Wong, Double Double and played Petruchio while directing The Taming of the Shrew, opposite Bebe Neuwirth. With the much-loved Collegiate Chorale in New York he directed Scott Joplin's Treemonisha, Philip Glass' Juniper Tree, Gershwin's White House Cantata and Kurt Weill's Firebrand of Florence. He conceived and directed Here Lies Jenny, starring Bebe Neuwirth, choreography by Ann Reinking, at the Zipper Theatre, New York, and in San Francisco. He continues to tour America and Europe with his acclaimed one-man show, WHAT YOU WILL, premiered at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, DC.
Zachary Booth (Dickie Winslow). Theatre: The Mound Builders (Signature Theatre), The Imaginary Invalid (Bard Summerfest), Me, Myself & I, Prayer for My Enemy (Playwrights Horizons), Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen (Women's Project), Spine and Pentecost (Barrow Group Theatre). Film: The Last Weekend, Keep the Lights On, Big Words, Never, Syrup, Dark Horse, Blue Eyes, The Beaver, White Irish Drinkers, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Taking Woodstock, The Mark Pease Experience, Assassination of a High School President, Venice. TV: "White Collar", "Damages", "NY 22", "Royal Pains", "Law & Order: SVU", "New Amsterdam", "What Goes On". Received a BFA from University of Michigan Dept of Theatre and Drama. Member of the Actors Center Workshop Company, the Barrow Group theatre community and Peterborough Players community.
Spencer Davis Milford (Ronnie Winslow). Spencer Davis Milford, a high school senior from St. Louis, MO is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut! National tours: Billy Elliot (Tall Boy/u/s Michael) 1st National, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Boo Who) 1st National. Regional: Over the Tavern (Rudy) The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis/Cincinnati Playhouse; Peter Pan (Michael Darling) The Muny; Music Man (Winthrop) Stages St. Louis; Other regional credits include several productions at The Muny, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Variety Children's Theatre. Huge thanks to Nancy Carson, Katie, Lara, and Landon for their help and guidance. Special shout out to Sam (scene reading extraordinaire), Nancy/Muny family, and my WGHS teachers and friends. Love to God and my amazing family! Twitter: @spencermilford
Chandler Williams (John Watherstone). BROADWAY: In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Lincoln Center Theater), Mortimer in Mary Stuart(Donmar Warehouse), and Lieutenant Yolland in the acclaimed revival of Translations (Manhattan Theatre Club). OFF-B'WAY: Clarence in Sam Mendes' Bridge Project production of Richard III (Old Vic/World Tour/BAM), Crimes of the Heart (directed by Kathleen Turner, Roundabout), Rope (Drama Dept.), The Mysteries (Classic Stage Company), Public, Theatre for a New Audience. REGIONAL: Richard II (title role, PlayMaker's Rep), McCarter, Baltimore Center Stage, New York Stage & Film. Several seasons at Williamstown Theatre Festival including Lady Windemere's Fan, On the Razzle (directed by David Jones), Street Scene. FILM: Kinsey, Heights, Bedlam, The Caller, Public Enemies. TV: "Zero Hour", "Person of Interest", "The Good Wife", "Law & Order: SVU" (opposite Jeremy Irons).
Meredith Forlenza (Miss Barnes). Meredith is thrilled to be returning to Roundabout. Roundabout: Pal Joey (Broadway; Studio 54), A Behandling in Spokane (Broadway, Schoenfeld). Off Broadway: Completeness (Playwrights Horizons), All-American (Lincoln Center Theater), A Contemporary (Cherry Lake Theater), America's Guide to a Successful Marriage (SoHo Playhouse). NY and Regional: Love's Labour's Lost (Workshop) (The Public Theatre), The Notebook of Trigorin (Attic Theatre Company), The Delling Shore (Humana Festival), Steel Magnolias (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina). Film credits includeHannah Has a Ho-Phase (Independent) and Not Fade Away (Paramount). Television credits: "Mercy" (NBC), "Guiding Light" (CBS Daytime), and "As The World Turns" (CBS Daytime).
Stephen Pilkington (Fred). Broadway: One Man, Two Guvnors. Off Broadway: Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors (The Acting Company),Pinter's Mirror (Shakespeare and Company), Nights and Fights, Schemes and Dreams (Public Theater), What You Will/Twelfth Night (BRT), Amadeus (Maltz Jupiter), Lady Windermere's Fan (Theatre Royal Haymarket, London). Stephen is a graduate of Northern Illinois' University MFA Acting Program. He has trained with the Moscow Art Theater, Shakespeare and Company, and The National Theater of Romania.
Henny Russell (Violet). BROADWAY: The Other Place, Lombardi, The Royal Family, Impressionism, Major Barbara. OFF-BROADWAY: Fuddy Meers(Minetta Lane); Boy Gets Girl (MTC); Marion Bridge (Urban Stages). REGIONAL: The Other Place (Magic Theatre); God of Carnage, Proof (Virginia Stage Co.); Life of Riley, The Constant Wife, Comedy of Errors, Macbeth (Old Globe); Speaking in Tongues, One (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); The Scene(Hartford Stage & George Street Playhouse.); Same Time Next Year (Maltz Jupiter); Dinner With Friends (Pittsburgh Public); Frozen (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Season's Greetings (Denver Center); Something in the Air (Merrimack Rep); Spinning Into Butter (Hartford TheatreWorks); Smell of the Kill(Cleveland Play House); Things We Do For Love (Studio Arena); It Pays to Advertise (Yale Rep); Abigail's Party (Two River Theatre Co.); Mask of Moriarty(Paper Mill Playhouse). FILM: Kilimanjaro, You Don't Know Jack, Revolutionary Road, Tie A Yellow Ribbon, Corn, Loopy. TELEVISION: Law & Order, Gossip Girl, Possible Side Effects, Hope & Faith. Ms. Russell holds an MFA from the University of San Diego/Old Globe and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. www.hennyrussell.com.
Terence Rattigan (Playwright). Born in London on the 10th June 1911, Rattigan was educated at Harrow (Scholar) from 1925 to 1930 and Trinity College, Oxford (History Scholarship) BA to 1933. He served as a flight Lieutenant in the Central Command, RAF from 1940 to 1945. In 1934 he became a full-time playwright. His many successful plays include French Without Tears, After The Dance, Flare Path, Love In Idleness, While The Sun Shines, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, Harlequinade, Adventure Story, Who Is Sylvia?, The Deep Blue Sea, The Sleeping Prince, Separate Tables, Variation On A Theme, Ross, Man And Boy, A Bequest To The Nation, In Praise Of Love, Cause Célèbre. Terence Rattigan still holds the record of being the only playwright to have notched more than 1000 performances for two separate plays, namely, French Without Tears and While The Sun Shines. During the war years, he had 3 plays running on Shaftesbury Avenue: Flare Path at the Apollo, While The Sun Shines at the Globe and Love In Idleness at the Lyric. He wrote screenplays of French Without Tears, The Way To The Stars, Journey Together, While the Sun Shines, The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, The Prince And The Showgirl, Separate Tables, The Sound Barrier, The Man Who Loved Redheads, The Deep Blue Sea, The Final Test, The VIPs, The Yellow Rolls Royce, Goodbye Mr Chips, Conduct Unbecoming, A Bequest to the Nation - and collaborated on The Quiet Wedding, The Day Will Dawn, English Without Tears, Uncensored, Brighton Rock, Bond Street. His television plays include: Heart To Heart, Adventure Story, High Summer. After The Dancewas shown in the performance series on BBC 2 in 1993 and The Deep Blue Sea was recorded for the same series. In 1958 he was awarded a CBE, and in 1971 he became Knight Bachelor. Sir Terence Rattigan died in 1977.
Lindsay Posner (Director). Lindsay was associate director at The Royal Court Theatre from 1987 to 1992 where his production of Death and the Maidenwon two Laurence Olivier Awards. Theatre credits include: Richard III (Old Globe, San Diego); A Little Hotel on the Side (TRB); Relatively Speaking (TRB, West End & UK Tour); Abigail's Party (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End & UK Tour); The Winslow Boy (Old Vic); Noises Off (Old Vic, West End & UK Tour), Butley (Duchess), Uncle Vanya & An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville), The Turn of The Screw & House Of Games (Almeida), A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller (Duke of York's, Nominated for four Olivier Awards), Carousel (Churchill Theatre, UK tour and Savoy), Fiddler On The Roof (Sheffield Crucible and Savoy), Sam Shepherd's Fool for Love (Apollo), Tom and Viv (Almeida), Calderon's Doctor of Honour (Cheek by Jowl at the Donmar), The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter (Duchess), A Life in the Theatre by David Mamet (Apollo),Oleanna by David Mamet (Garrick), the world premiere of Power by Nick Dear, and Tartuffe (NT), The Caretaker (Bristol Old Vic), Twelfth Night, The Rivals, Volpone and The Taming of the Shrew (RSC), The Misanthrope, American Buffalo (Young Vic), The Provok'd Wife (Old Vic), The Lady from the Sea (Lyric, Hammersmith / West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Seagull (Gate, Dublin) and The Robbers (The Gate). Lindsay's operatic credits include Guilio Cesare (Royal Opera House) Love Counts (Almeida), Jenufa (Opera Theatre Company, Dublin), Dada: Man and Boy (Almeida and Montclair Theatre USA) Tosca (Grange Park), Rigoletto and Roberto Deveraux (Holland Park).
The Old Vic has been a landmark theatre in London and the home of great productions for nearly 200 years. Under the artistic leadership of Kevin Spacey we aim to make great nights out and memorable performances available to everyone. James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are in rehearsal for Much Ado About Nothing directed by Mark Rylance, which opens in September, and Kim Cattrall and Seth Numrich are currently starring in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth that followed The Winslow Boy with Henry Goodman. Previous productions in New York include Kevin Spacey as Richard III directed by Sam Mendes, concluding the three-year transatlantic Bridge Project, a collaboration with BAM that toured five large scale classical productions to 20 cities, and Broadway transfers of A Moon For The Misbegotten and The Norman Conquests trilogy, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Through the work of our Old Vic New Voices programme we are committed to ground breaking initiatives with schools, young talent and the local community both in London and New York. Built in 1818, The Old Vic is one of London's oldest Working Theatres. The Old Vic Theatre Trust is the registered charity that owns and operates our historic 195-year-old building. Any profits from productions are returned to the trust. It is supported in the US by The American Associates of The Old Vic, a registered US non-profit organisation. The Old Vic's season sponsor is Bank of America Merrill Lynch and The Winslow Boy was supported in London by The American Associates of The Old Vic. www.oldvictheatre.com
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout's mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout's work on each of its stages.
The 2013-2014 season will include The Old Vic Theatre Company's production of Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy, starring Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alessandro Nivola, Roger Rees, directed by Lindsay Posner; Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall and directed by Lyndsey Turner; Donald Margulies' Dinner with Friends, directed by Pam MacKinnon; Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, directed by Daniel Aukin and Bekah Brunstetter's newly commissioned play, Cutie and Bear, directed by Evan Cabnet.
The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award winning Anything Goes continues in cities throughout the United States in 2013. www.roundabouttheatre.org
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