Complete casting has been announced for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s upcoming Broadway production of The Winslow Boy, which arrives at the American Airlines Theatre directly from London’s Old Vic Theatre. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the Terence Rattigan-penned drama begins previews on September 20 and opens officially for a limited run from October 17 through December 1.
Joining previously announced stars Roger Rees (as Arthur Winslow) and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (as Grace Winslow) are Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as Desmond Curry and Alessandro Nivola as Sir Robert Morton. Rounding out the ensemble will be Zachary Booth as Dickie Winslow, Spencer Davis Milford as Ronnie Winslow, Chandler Williams as John Watherstone, Meredith Forlenza as Miss Barnes, Stephen Pilkington as Fred and Henry Russell as Violet.
The Winslow Boy 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. The play premiered in London in 1946 and on Broadway in 1947. The creative team for The Winslow Boy includes Peter McKintosh (sets & costumes), David Lander (lighting) and Drew Levy (sound).
Cumpsty earned critical praise (and his first Tony nomination) for his role in the 2012 Broadway production of End of the Rainbow; his other credits include Roundabout productions of Sunday in the Park with George, The Constant Wife, and 1776, as well as Democracy, Enchanted April, 42nd Street, The Heiress and Timon of Athens.
Nivola last appeared on the stage in the Ethan Hawke-directed A Lie of the Mind in 2010 at off-Broadway's Acorn Theater. He made his Broadway debut opposite Helen Mirren and F. Murray Abraham in A Month in the Country in 1995, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination. Nivola's notable screen credits include Face/Off and Jurassic Park III; he'll next appear in David O. Russell's upcoming star-studded drama American Hustle.