Lacey, Hibbert et al. Join Olympia Dukakis in MILK TRAIN at Roundabout in 2011; Cast Announced

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Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, by Tennessee Williams, directed by Michael Wilson. The cast will include Curtis Billings (Giulio), Elisa Bocanegra (Simonetta), Olympia Dukakis (Flora Goforth), Edward Hibbert (Witch of Capri), Maggie Lacey (Frances Black), Darren Pettie (Christopher Flanders).

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore will play during the year of Williams' centennial celebration with previews beginning on Friday, January 7th and the official opening on Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, April 3rd, 2011.

The design team includes Jeff Cowie (Sets), David C. Woolard (Costumes), Rui Rita (Lights) & John Gromada (Original Music & Sound).

In this haunting Tennessee Williams drama, Olympia Dukakis stars as Flora Goforth, a wealthy American widow. In her picturesque Italian mountaintop home, Flora has detached from the world in order to write her memoirs. When a handsome and mysterious young visitor arrives without warning to keep Flora company in her final hours, this dreamlike play blossoms into a fascinating meditation on life and death.

This production of Williams' play premiered May 2008 at Hartford Stage directed by Artistic Director Michael Wilson and was the culmination of Wilson's ten-year project on the work of Tennessee Williams.

Roundabout Theatre Company has a long association with Tennessee Williams, having staged most recently The Glass Menagerie (2009-2010), Suddenly Last Summer (2006-2007), A Streetcar Named Desire (2004-2005), The Night of the Iguana (1995-1996), Summer and Smoke (1995-1996 and 1975-1976) and The Glass Menagerie (1994-1995).

Roundabout welcomes back Michael Wilson following his Broadway staging of Old Acquaintance at the American Airlines Theatre in 2007. Roundabout is also pleased to have Edward Hibbert appear on their Laura Pels stage following his role in their fall production Mrs. Warren's Profession on Broadway.

The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre reflects Roundabout's commitment to produce new works by established and emerging writers as well as revivals of classic plays. This state-of-the-art off-Broadway theatre and education complex is made possible by a major gift from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. The Trust was created in 1986 by Harold Steinberg to promote and advance American Theatre as a vital part of our culture by supporting playwrights, encouraging the development and production of new work, and providing financial assistance to theatre companies across the country. Since its inception, the Trust has awarded over $45 million to more than 100 not-for-profit theatre organizations.

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore is supported by Roundabout's New Play Production Fund with a gift from the Laura Pels Foundation.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Box Office (111 West 46th Street). To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300. Ticket prices range from $71.00-81.00.

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