Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Douglas Thompson Join A TIME TO KILL on Broadway
Producers Daryl Roth and Eva Price announced today that Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Dalton Thompson (in his Broadway debut), and John Douglas Thompson will star in the new Broadway courtroom drama A Time To Kill, Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of John Grisham's best-selling novel. This new Broadway play holds the distinction of being the first-ever John Grisham property to be adapted for the stage. A Time To Kill is set to open on Broadway on October 20, 2013 at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Previews begin September 28th. Ethan McSweeny will direct. The remainder of the high-powered ensemble cast of 13 will be announced shortly. For more information, visit www.ATimeToKillOnBroadway.com.
Also announced today: the design team for A Time To Kill will feature scenic design by James Noone, costume design by Tony Award nominee David Woolard, lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter, sound design by Lindsay Jones, and projection design by Jeff Sugg.
"Master storytellers are masterful dramatists of the stage on the page, and the thrill of bringing John Grisham's vivid cast of remarkable characters and his riveting American classic of race and justice to Broadway is the stuff that any playwright's dreams are made of," said playwright Rupert Holmes. "I'm particularly thrilled that Daryl Roth and Eva Price have brought such magnetic, compelling actors into A Time To Kill's dramatic arsenal."
Sebastian Arcelus (Jack Brigance) can currently be seen as Lucas Goodwin on the Netflix original series "House of Cards," which just received 9 Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Drama Series. He has starred on Broadway in Elf (Buddy), Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Wicked (Fiyero), Rent (Roger Davis), andGood Vibrations. Off-Broadway credits include Happiness (Lincoln Center Theater), The Blue Flower (Second Stage), and Where's Charley? (Encores! at City Center). He has also appeared in numerous regional and international productions, including world premiere of William Finn's Songs of Innocence and Experience(Williamstown). Other film and TV credits include the independent feature The Last Day of August (for which he also served as producer) and "Person of Interest" (CBS). His voice can also be heard on countless television commercials and animated programs. While rehearsing and performing in A Time To Kill, Sebastian will continue his commitment as a series regular on "House Of Cards."
Fred Dalton Thompson (Judge Noose) has had one of the most unusual and interesting careers on the American scene today. It has encompassed the law, politics, radio, television and motion pictureS. Thompson, a lawyer, first appeared on screen in the film Marie in 1985, portraying himself in the fact-based story of a high-profile public corruption case he handled in Tennessee. Since then, he has appeared in numerous movies including No Way Out, In the Line of Fire, Die Hard II, Days of Thunder and The Hunt for Red October. He became known for his portrayal of New York District Attorney Arthur Branch on the Emmy Award-winning NBC television drama, "Law & Order." He also appeared in Disney's Secretariat released in 2010, Summit Entertainment's Sinister in 2012 and has done multiple guest spots on "The Good Wife" (CBS). Thompson served eight years as a Senator from Tennessee, and in 2008 sought the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Prior to his election, Thompson maintained law offices in Nashville and Washington. Earlier in his career, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Tennessee. In 1973, he was appointed by Senator Howard Baker to serve as Minority Counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee where Thompson first gained national attention for leading the line of inquiry that revealed the audio-taping system in the White House Oval Office. He detailed his Watergate experience in his Watergate memoir, At That Point in Time. In his recent book, Teaching the Pig to Dance, he humorously recounts his growing-up years in a small Tennessee town. In addition to his movie and TV appearances, he serves as a business consultant and spokesperson. He resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Jeri and daughter, Hayden and son, Sammy. His sons, Daniel and Tony, live in Nashville.