Cumpsty, Mastrantonio, Nivola and More Join Rees in Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY, Opening Tonight
Roundabout Theatre Company presents The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as "Desmond Curry", Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as "Grace Winslow", Alessandro Nivola as "Sir Robert Morton" and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as "Arthur Winslow".
The Winslow Boy, by Terence Rattigan and directed by Lindsay Posner, will begin preview performances on Friday, September 20 and open officially on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement through December 1, 2013.
A moving exploration of family devotion, The Winslow Boy beautifully illustrates the costs of unconditional love and the rewards that make the effort priceless. This captivating new production of Terence Rattigan's classic play comes directly from The Old Vic Theatre in London.
The cast will also include Zachary Booth as "Dickie Winslow", Spencer Davis Milford as "Ronnie Winslow", Chandler Williams as "John Watherstone", Meredith Forlenza as "Miss Barnes", Stephen Pilkington as "Fred", Henny Russell as "Violet" and Charlotte Parry as "Catherine Winslow."
The Winslow Boy premiered in London in 1946 and on Broadway in 1947. Roger Rees and Michael Cumpsty are longtime Roundabout artists having been in productions of The Rehearsal & Arms and the Man (Rees) and Sunday in the Park with George, The Constant Wife & 1776 (Cumpsty). Terence Rattigan's work was last seen on the Roundabout stage, and the American Airlines Theatre, in 2011 when Frank Langella starred in Man and Boy.
Tickets are now available by calling 212.719.1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines Box Office, 227 West 42nd Street (beginning August 5). Tickets prices range from $52-$127.00. To be the first to know about tickets and other news, sign up for Roundabout's email club at www.roundabouttheatre.org.
The Winslow Boy will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at2:00PM.
Michael Cumpsty (Desmond Curry). Michael Cumpsty was last seen on Broadway in End of the Rainbow, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He recently reprised his role in the Los Angeles production of the play. His previous productions for the Roundabout include the revivals ofSunday in the Park with George, The Constant Wife, and 1776. His other Broadway appearances include Democracy, Enchanted April, 42nd Street, Copenhagen, Electra, Racing Demon, The Heiress, Translations, Timon of Athens (Bayfield Award), La Bete, and Artist Descending a Staircase. His Off-Broadway credits include Hamlet, for which he received an Obie Award, Richard II, and Richard III (all for Classic Stage Company); Twelfth Night, Timon of Athens, All's Well That Ends Well, Hamlet, Cymbeline, and The Winter's Tale (all for the New York Shakespeare Festival); The Art of Success and Man and Superman. He has appeared in many of America's premiere regional theaters. He played Leontes in The Winter's Tale for the Royal Shakespeare Company at their home in Stratford-upon-Avon. He has appeared in the TV films "Dolley Madison" (PBS), "Alexander Hamilton" (PBS), "The Lady in Question" (A&E), "Night Sins" (CBS), "Mistrial" (HBO), "Hamlet" (PBS), and "The Kennedys of Massachusetts" (ABC). Mr. Cumpsty was a series regular on "L.A. Law", and has played recurring roles on "Star Trek: Voyager", "Nurse Jackie", and "Boardwalk Empire". His film credits include Eat Pray Love, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Starting Out in the Evening, The Ex, Flags of Our Fathers, The Visitor, The Ice Storm, Fatal Instinct, State of Grace, Downtown Express, and Burning Blue.