Roundabout's '12 Angry Men' & Thomas Return for 2nd Tour

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced casting for the second season of its critically acclaimed national touring production of their Broadway smash hit, Twelve Angry Men.

The show will once again star Richard Thomas as Juror 8. Also returning from last season are Mike Boland, Charles Borland, Todd Cerveris, Jeffrey Hayenga, David Lively, Alan Mandell, Mark Morettini and Julian Gamble. Rounding out the cast are Kevin Dobson, Thomas Gebbia, Tony Ward and Mike DiSalvo.

In addition to the critical accolades for the show, Twelve Angry Men has been the recipient of several local awards for excellence including the Independent Reviewers of New England Best Visiting Production: Large Stage Award for the Boston engagement, Cincinnati's Acclaim Award for Best Touring Production and a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Non-resident Production (Washington, DC).

Written by Reginald Rose and directed by Scott Ellis, Twelve Angry Men is the first touring production for the not-for-profit organization. The design team for Twelve Angry Men includes Allen Moyer (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Paul Palazzo (lights) and Brian Ronan (sound).

"In Twelve Angry Men, a young delinquent awaits sentencing for the manslaughter of his aggressive father. Twelve jurors are corralled in a room for their deliberations in a murder trial. One juror feels that there is a 'reasonable doubt' to the frustration of his eleven colleagues thereby preventing a quick verdict. During the heated debate, the hidden preconceptions and assumptions of the jurors are revealed. When faced with playing the hangman, each juror is forced to face himself," explain press notes.

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Twelve Angry Men was the longest -running production at their home, the American Airlines Theatre, extending an unprecedented seven times to run for 32 weeks. This production marked the first time the show was ever seen on a Broadway stage. Its record-breaking run earned three Tony Award nominations.

For dates and ticket information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org

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