BWW TV: In Rehearsal with Rebecca Hall and the Cast of MACHINAL- Meet the Company!
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall as "Young Woman" in a new Broadway production of Machinal, by Sophie Treadwell, directed by Lyndsey Turner. The cast will include Suzanne Bertish as "Mother", Michael Cumpsty as "Husband",Morgan Spector as "Lover" and Damian Baldet, Ashley Bell, Jeff Biehl, Arnie Burton, Ryan Dinning, Scott Drummond, Dion Graham, Edward James Hyland, Jason Loughlin, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Daniel Pearce, Henny Russell, Karen Walsh,Michael Warner.
The cast met the press earlier this week and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company. Check out what they had to say about the production below!
Machinal will begin previews on Friday, December 20, 2013 and open Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement through March 2, 2014.
Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is a gripping drama by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell. It's America's Golden Age, a time of happiness, freedom and prosperity - or is it? For the Young Woman (Hall), a stenographer in the industrial, male-dominated world of the 1920s, life is nothing like she hoped it would be. Restless and unfulfilled in a passionless marriage and unwanted motherhood, she finds her only joy in the form of an illicit love affair. But when reality sets in and she must return to her routine existence, she'll go to any lengths to regain her freedom. A groundbreaking work in the landscape of American theatre, Machinal is a riveting look at the danger that can come from a life unlived.