Family devotion is put to the test in Broadway's first revival of Terence Rattigan's 1947 classic The Winslow Boy, which opens October 17 at the American Airlines Theatre. Starring Tony winner Roger Rees, the Roundabout Theatre Company production began performances on September 20 and will play a limited engagement through December 1.
Directed by Lindsay Posner, The Winslow Boy illustrates the costs of unconditional love and the rewards that make the effort priceless. When Ronnie Winslow is expelled from school for stealing, it has a resounding effect on the entire family. His father Arthur must pool his resources to hire a lawyer for the boy’s defense. His brother Dickie begrudgingly drops out of college and gets a banking job to help with the legal costs. And the fallout from this unexpected predicament puts his sister Catherine's engagement in jeopardy. Though they are determined to defend Ronnie, the family’s sacrifices may not be enough to clear his reputation and the Winslow name.
In addition to Rees, the play features Tony nominees Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Cumpsty, along with Charlotte Parry and Alessandro Nivola. The ensemble includes Zachary Booth, Spencer Davis Milford, Chandler Williams, Meredith Forlenza, Stephen Pilkington and Henry Russell.
The creative team for The Winslow Boy includes Peter McKintosh (scenic and costume design), David Lander (lighting design) and Drew Levy (sound design).