Tom Riis Ferrell will join the cast of the Keen Company's newly revised version of A.R. Gurney's The Old Boy. Ferrell replaces Hal Robinson, who withdrew from the show for personal reasons. The off-Broadway revival, directed by Jonathan Silverstein, will run at Theatre Row’s Clurman Theatre February 12 through March 24. Opening night is set for March 5.
The cast also features Peter Rini, Laura Esterman, Cary Donaldson, Marsha Dietlein Bennett and Chris Dwan. The Old Boy tells the story of a successful politician who returns to his elite prep school to dedicate a building to his best friend, only to discover he may have been responsible for his death.
Farrell's Broadway credits include Coram Boy, Dirty Blonde, Wrong Mountain, 1776 and Chicago. He's appeared in off-Broadway productions of Disaster and Li'l Abner.
The original production of The Old Boy opened in 1991 at Playwrights Horizons' Studio Theatre and starred Stephen Collins, Lizbeth Mackay and Matt McGrath. The revival will feature set design by Steven Kemp, costume design by Jennifer Paar, lighting design by Josh Bradford, and sound design and original music by Ryan Rumery.