Roundabout Theatre Company has added two productions—a Broadway staging of The Winslow Boy starring Tony-winning actor/director Roger Rees, and an off-Broadway production of Bekah Brunstetter’s Cutie and Bear—to its upcoming 2013-14 season.
Terence Rattigan’s 1946 play The Winslow Boy will be directed by Olivier winner Lindsay Posner (Noises Off and Carousel on the West End), who recently staged an acclaimed revival of the play at London's Old Vic. The production stars Tony winner Rees as a father who fights to clear his son’s name after the 14-year-old is expelled from the Royal Naval College for allegedly stealing a five-shilling postal order. Tony nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Man of La Mancha) also stars as Grace Winslow. The play will open Roundabout's Broadway season at the American Airlines Theatre; further casting and an opening date have not been announced.
Off-Broadway, Bekah Brunstetter’s newly commissioned play Cutie and Bear will be directed by Evan Cabnet, bowing at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The play follows a married man and financially strapped young woman who begin a purely uncomplicated relationship that becomes anything but. Casting and opening date have not been announced.
Additionally, the previously announced revival of Philip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story, which would have been directed by Alex Timbers, has been postponed.
RTC’s slate for next year also includes Donald Margulies’ Dinner With Friends (directed by Tony nominee Pam MacKinnon) and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing (directed by Sam Gold). Off-Broadway, the company will bring back its hit dramedy from last season, Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews, to the Laura Pels Theatre. Click here for more details on Roundabout’s upcoming season!