According to press notes, "The reason for the change is to afford an additional day in the rehearsal room. Rehearsals began several days late following an issue with UK visa processing for some of the cast and this has been compounded by the extraordinary weather conditions in the North East which have cut into rehearsal hours."
The cast will feature Margaret Colin, Billy Crudup, Raúl Esparza, Glenn Fleshler, Grace Gummer, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Bel Powley, Tom Riley, Noah Robbins, David Turner, and Lia Williams.
The creative team will feature Hildegard Bechtler (sets), Gregory Gale (costumes), Donald Holder (lighting), David Van Tieghem (sound), Corin Buckeridge (music), and Jodi Moccia (choreography).
The play is set in April 1809 in a stately home in Derbyshire. Thomasina, a gifted pupil, proposes a startling theory, beyond her comprehension. All around her, the adults, including her tutor Septimus, are preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions and professional rivalries. Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those events of 1809, in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth.
Leveaux's Broadway credits include The Real Thing, Jumpers, Nine, Anna Christie, and A Moon for the Misbegotten.
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