|Roundabout announces additional casting for ALL MY SONS on Broadway|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 09:12 am EST 02/05/19|
|Roundabout Theatre Company
Golden Globe winner SAG Award nominee & Tony Award winner
ANNETTE BENING TRACY LETTS
Drama Desk nominee
ALL MY SONS
Directed by Tony Award winner JACK O’BRIEN
FRANCESCA CARPANINI, HAMPTON FLUKER, MICHAEL HAYDEN
JENNI BARBER, NEHAL JOSHI, CHINASA OGBUAGU
Previews begin April 4, 2019
Official opening April 22, 2019
Limited engagement on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, CEO/Artistic Director) announces the company and design team for the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons starring Golden Globe winner and Academy, Tony & Emmy nominee Annette Bening as “Kate Keller” and SAG Award nominee & Tony Award winner Tracy Letts as “Joe Keller,” directed by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien. Joining Bening and Letts are Benjamin Walker as “Chris Keller,” Francesca Carpanini as “Ann Deever,” Hampton Fluker as “George Deever,” Michael Hayden as “Dr. Jim Bayliss,” Jenni Barber as “Lydia Lubey,” Nehal Joshi as “Frank Lubey,” Chinasa Ogbuagu as “Sue Bayliss.”
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons will begin preview performances on April 4, 2019, and open officially on Monday, April 22, 2019. This is a limited engagement through June 23, 2019 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
Bening, Letts and Walker return to Broadway in the play that launched Arthur Miller as the moral voice of the American Theater. In the aftermath of WWII, the Keller family struggles to stay intact and to fight for their future when a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge—forcing them to reckon with greed, denial, repentance, and post-war disenchantment across generations.
The design team will include Douglas W. Schmidt (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Natasha Katz (lights), John Gromada (sound), Jeff Sugg (video and projections), Tom Watson (hair and wigs) and Bob James (original music).
Roundabout is thrilled to welcome back Benjamin Walker who made his Roundabout debut in the 2008 revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Hampton Fluker starred in the 2017 Roundabout Underground premiere of Too Heavy For Your Pocket; Michael Hayden starred in Steven Levenson’s 2008 Roundabout Underground debut The Language of Trees; Nehal Joshi was a swing in Roundabout’s 2006 production of The Threepenny Opera and Chinasa Ogbuagu who was last seen in JT Rogers’ The Overwhelming in 2007.
Roundabout has an extensive history with Arthur Miller, most recently presenting an acclaimed revival of The Price (2017), After the Fall (2004) and The Man Who Had All the Luck (2002) on the American Airlines stage. Other productions include a Tony nominated production of The Price in 1992 and All My Sons (1974 & 1997), The Crucible (1989), and the Tony winning revival of A View from the Bridge (1997).
Tickets for All My Sons are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street); or by visiting StubHub, The Premier Secondary Ticketing Partner of Roundabout. Ticket prices range from $59-$169. For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All My Sons will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.
ANNETTE BENING (Kate Keller). Annette Bening is a Tony and Academy Award-nominated actress with a celebrated career across stage and screen. Theater credits include: King Lear for Public Theater’s 2014 Shakespeare in the Park; Ruth Draper Monologues at Geffen Playhouse; The Cherry Orchard at Mark Taper Forum; Talking Heads at Tiffany Theater; Hedda Gabler at Geffen Playhouse; and Medea at UCLA. Her work as Holly Dancer in Costal Disturbances earned her the 1987 Clarence Derwent Tony Award for Outstanding Debut Performance of the Season. Film credits include: Life Itself; The Seagull; Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (BAFTA Award nomination); Rules Don’t Apply; 20th Century Women (Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nomination); Danny Collins; The Search; The Face of Love; Girl Most Likely; Ginger & Rosa; Ruby Sparks; The Kids are Alright (Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Independent Spirit Award nomination and SAG Award nomination); Mother and Child, The Women, Running with Scissors (Golden Globe nomination); Mrs. Harris (Golden Globe nomination); Being Julia (Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award nomination); Open Range; What Planet Are You From?; American Beauty (Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and SAG Award nomination); In Dreams; The Siege; Mars Attacks!, The American President (Golden Globe nomination); Richard III; Love Affair; Bugsy (Golden Globe nomination); Regarding Henry; Guilty by Suspicion; Postcards for the Edge; The Grifters (Academy Award and BAFTA Award nomination); Valmont; and The Great Outdoors. Her upcoming film credits include: Captain Marvel, Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut Georgetown; and William Nicholson’s Hope Gap opposite Bill Nighy. Bening graduated from San Francisco State University and trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco until she joined the acting company.
TRACY LETTS (Joe Keller) is the only person to win both a Tony Award for acting and a Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of Killer Joe, Bug, Man from Nebraska (Pulitzer finalist), August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony® Award for Best Play), Superior Donuts, The Scavenger’s Daughter, Mary Page Marlowe, Linda Vista and The Minutes (Pulitzer finalist). He also wrote the screenplays for the films Killer Joe, Bug, August: Osage County, and, currently in production, The Woman in the Window. He won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as George in the Tony Award-winning revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which premiered at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. He joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2002, where he has appeared in American Buffalo, Betrayal, The Pillowman, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also Dublin and Toronto), Three Days of Rain, many others. Other productions include The Realistic Joneses (Broadway) and Orson’s Shadow (Barrow Street Theatre, NY). Film appearances include The Post, Lady Bird, The Lovers, Indignation, Christine, The Big Short, Elvis and Nixon, Imperium, Wiener-Dog, Guinevere. TV appearances include The Sinner, Divorce, Homeland, Seinfeld, Home Improvement.
BENJAMIN WALKER (Chris Keller). Benjamin Walker was last seen on Broadway playing the lead role of ‘Patrick Bateman’ in the musical adaptation of American Psycho. His stage work also includes his critically raved about performance as the title character in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and “Brick” in Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof opposite Scarlett Johansson on Broadway. He also appeared on Broadway in Les Liasons Dangereuses directed by Rufus Norris and Inherit the Wind directed by Doug Hughes. On the film side, he can most recently be seen in the independent feature Shimmer Lake, written and directed by Oren Uziel. He can also be seen as the lead role in the Nicholas Sparks film The Choice, opposite Teresa Palmer as well as Ron Howard's adaptation of In The Heart of the Sea where he stars alongside Chris Hemsworth. Some of his other previous film credits include: the title role in Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for Fox and producer Tim Burton, the Emmy-nominated “Muhammed Ali’s Greatest Fight” for HBO Films, Clint Eastwood's “Flags of Our Fathers” for DreamWorks SKG, and the Bill Condon directed “Kinsey” for Fox Searchlight. Benjamin is a graduate of the Juilliard School.
FRANCESCA CARPANINI (Ann Deever) made her Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated revival of The Little Foxes with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon. While still a student at Juilliard, she starred alongside Sam Waterston in Shakespeare in the Park’s production of The Tempest. Other theatre credits include: Dead Poets Society (Classic Stage Company). TV/Film credits include: The Good Wife and Catching Up.
HAMPTON FLUKER (George Deever). Television credits include arcs on “The Good Wife” and “Major Crimes” along with roles on “The Code”, “Blue Bloods”, “Aquarius” and “Whitney” directed by Angela Bassett. His film credits include Instant Family starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg, The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock, and the independent features No One Asked Me and The Depths. Fluker also starred in Jiréh Breon's Too Heavy For Your Pocket at the Roundabout Theatre. Fluker was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and resides in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Boston University.
MICHAEL HAYDEN (Dr. Jim Bayliss) was the recipient of the Theatre World and Drama League awards along with the Lawrence Olivier, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for his portrayal of Billy Bigelow in the Royal National Theatre/Lincoln Center Theatre production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s Carousel, directed by Nicholas Hytner. His Broadway credits include a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of the German defense attorney Oscar Rolfe, opposite Maximillian Schell, in the National Actor’s Theatre production of Judgment at Nuremberg, Cliff in Cabaret directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, Anthony Wilding in Enchanted April, Christian in Festen and Prince Hal opposite Kevin Kline as Falstaff in Lincoln Center Theatre's Production of Henry IV Parts I and II directed by Jack O'Brien. Other New York credits include Chris in All My Sons at the Roundabout Theatre, the Lincoln Center premiers of Pete Gurney's Far East directed by Daniel Sullivan, and Ahren's and Flaherty's Dessa Rose directed by Graciela Daniele, Angelo in Measure for Measure in Central Park and Sam in the acclaimed revival of Edward Albee's Lady From Dubuque opposite Jane Alexander. London: Carousel, Royal National Theatre/West End, directed by Nicholas Hytner, Cabaret, West End, directed by Rufus Norris. Michael's regional credits include the title roles in Henry V and Richard II, performed in repertory, Chance in Sweet Bird of Youth opposite Elizabeth Ashley, all three performed at the Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, DC, Frank in Merrily We Roll Along, part of the Sondheim Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC., and Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing at The Old Globe Theatre directed by Kathleen Marshall. Film: Michael received an American Film Institute Best Actor Award for his performance as Billy in Charming Billy; Patient 001, to be released in 2019. TV: credits include two seasons as Chris Docnovich on the ABC series “Murder One,” guest appearances on NBC’s “Law and Order,” “Law and Order SVU,” “Law and Order CI,” “Hack,” the PBS Great Performance Series adaptation of “Far East,” the mini-series “Bella Mafia” opposite Vanessa Redgrave, and the Fox movie “Texas Tragedy.”
JENNI BARBER (Lydia Lubey). Broadway credits include Wicked (Glinda), Sunday in the Park with George, The Nance, Annie, The Performers and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. New York and regional credits include By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Signature Theatre), Sunday in the Park with George (Huntington Theatre Company - Elliot Norton Award), Private Lives (Hartford Stage), As You Like It & The Tempest (Sam Mendes' The Bridge Project), From Up Here (Manhattan Theatre Club), Paint Your Wagon and A New Brain (Encores!). Television credits include "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Master of None," "Elementary," "Smash," "Law & Order: SVU" and the Emmy Award winning "The Electric Company." University of Michigan graduate.
NEHAL JOSHI (Frank Lubey). Roundabout: Threepenny Opera. Broadway: School of Rock, Gettin' the Band Back Together, Les Misérables (Original Revival Cast). Off-Broadway: Falling for Eve. Working (2008 revision, Drama Desk Award), Grand Hotel (Encores!). Select Regional: Disgraced (Arena Stage); Peter and the Starcatcher (Actor Theatre of Louisville) Oklahoma! (Arena Stage); Mister Roberts (Kennedy Center), Les Miserables (Dallas Theatre Center), Disney's The Jungle Book (Goodman Theater/Huntington Theater); Recent Tragic Events (Woolly Mammoth Theater Company). Film/TV: “The Wire” (HBO), Blackout (BET), “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC), “Search Party” (TBS). Video Game: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Twitter: @nehalpjoshi. IG: @nehaljoshi
CHINASA OGBUAGU (Sue Bayliss) is a Lucille Lortel nominated actor recently seen in New York Theater Workshop’s “Duet Plays” where she played both Abasiama Ufot in Sojourners and Adiagha Ufot in Her Portmanteau. Onstage credits in New York include works at Playwrights Horizons, Playwrights Realm, Roundabout Theatre Co, Lincoln Center and others. She has appeared on many television series and recently starred in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s On Monday of Last Week. All My Sons will mark Chinasa’s Broadway debut.
ARTHUR MILLER (Playwright). Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. October 2015 marked the centenary of his birth. His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1964), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), The Archbishop’s Ceiling (1977), The American Clock (1980) and Playing for Time (1980). Later plays include The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), Mr. Peters’ Connections (1998), Resurrection Blues (2002), and Finishing the Picture (2004). Other works include Situation Normal, reportage (1944), Focus, a novel (1945), The Misfits, a screenplay and a cinema novel (1961), and the texts for In Russia (1969), In the Country (1977), and Chinese Encounters (1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. Memoirs include ‘Salesman’ in Beijing (1984), and Timebends, an autobiography (1987). Short fiction includes the collection I Don’t Need You Anymore (1967), the novella, Homely Girl, a Life (1995) and Presence: Stories (2007). Essay collections include The Theater Essays of Arthur Miller (1978) and Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays 1944 – 2000, as well as the individually published On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001). Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949 for Death of a Salesman.
JACK O’BRIEN (Director) is a three-time Tony & Drama Desk Award winning director, member of the Theatre Hall of Fame, and author of Jack Be Nimble, a memoir published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2013. Jack won the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical for his 2003 Broadway production of HAIRSPRAY. He received the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play for Henry IV and The Cost of Utopia I, II, & III. Most recently, Jack directed the Spring 2018 Broadway revival of Rogers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, and the Fall 2018 production of Tom Stoppard’s new play The Hard Problem at Lincoln Center. Additional Broadway credits include Porgy & Bess (Tony & Drama Desk Nom.), Damn Yankees, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, The Full Monty (Tony Nom. & Drama Desk Winner), Tom Stoppard’s Inventions of Love (Drama Desk Winner), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony Nom.), Catch Me If You Can, Dead Accounts, Macbeth, It’s Only a Play, The Front Page, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Off-Broadway, Jack directed Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony Nom.), Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award Winner), and Pride’s Crossing – all at Lincoln Center – as well as More to Love at the O’Neill, Manhattan Theater Club's Labor Day, and City Centre Encores! production of St. Louis Woman. He has also directed various operas, such as Il Trittico (Metropolitan Opera), Mozart's The Magic Flute (San Francisco Opera), Puccini’s Tosca (Santa Fe Opera), Aida and Cosi Fan Tutti (Houston Grand Opera).
Jack’s work as Artistic Director of San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre includes Love & Hours, Nora Ephron’s Imaginary Friends, Twelfth Night, Tom Stoppard’s The Seagull (original by Chekov), The Magic Fire, The Hostage, The Doctor is Out, Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, The Cocktail Hour, and he is responsible for creating the Globe’s annual musical How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which boasts a wildly successful transfer to Broadway and beyond. For PBS’s “American Playhouse” television series, Jack directed An Enemy of the People, I Never Sang for My Father, All My Sons, Painting Churches, and Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth, which aired live from the stage of the Old Globe. His production of The Good Doctor and Broadway revival of Most Happy Fella were also produced for PBS, and Jack’s Street Scene was televised on “Live from Lincoln Center.”
Roundabout Theatre Company celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present, and educating minds for the future. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills that mission by producing familiar and lesser-known plays and musicals; discovering and supporting talented playwrights; reducing the barriers that can inhibit theatergoing; collaborating with a diverse team of artists; building educational experiences; and archiving over five decades of production history.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals and new works on its five stages: Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre, Studio 54 and Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and Off-Broadway’s Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout 2018-19 Broadway season includes True West by Sam Shepard, directed by James Macdonald, starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano; Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Scott Ellis, starring Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase and Corbin Bleu, and Arthur Miller’s All My Sons starring Annette Bening, Tracy Letts and Benjamin Walker, directed by Jack O’Brien.
Off-Broadway in 2018-2019, Roundabout’s season continues with Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, directed by Noah Brody in a Fiasco Theater production; Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Pam MacKinnon, with Uzo Aduba; and Something Clean by Selina Fillinger, directed by Margot Bordelon at Roundabout Underground.
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