Philip Bosco(Photo © David Rodgers)
Philip Bosco
(Photo © David Rodgers)
The first production of the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2006-2007 season, George Bernard Shaw's Hearbreak House, will star Philip Bosco as Captain Shotover, Swoosie Kurtz as Hesione Hushabye, Byron Jennings as Hector, Lily Rabe as Ellie Dunn, and Laila Robins as Lady Utterword. Directed by Robin Lefevre, the show will begin previews at the American Airlines Theatre on September 15 and will open officially on October 11.

The cast will also include Bill Camp as Mangan, John Christopher Jones as Mazzini Dunn, and Jenny Sterlin as Nurse Guinness. The design team will include John Lee Beatty (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound).

Lefevre has directed many shows in the U.K. and Ireland, including Krapp's Last Tape, Betrayal, Losing Louis, and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.

This will be Bosco's 13th Roundabout production. He received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in his most recent show with the company, Twelve Angry Men. He won the Tony for Lend Me a Tenor. Kurtz's stage credits include The House of Blue Leaves and Fifth of July, both of which earned her the Tony Award, as well as Frozen andThe Mineola Twins. Jennings' many Broadway credits include A Touch of the Poet and The Man Who Came to Dinner. Rabe made her Broadway debut in Steel Magnolias and was also seen Off-Broadway in MCC's Colder Than Here. Robins appeared in the Broadway productions of Frozen and The Herbal Bed, and is starring next month in The Cherry Orchard in New Jersey.

For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.