Gregory Mosher Exits All My Sons Revival Following Dispute With Arthur Miller Estate
Jack O'Brien will now direct the Roundabout production, starring Tracy Letts and Annette Bening.
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Jack O'Brien (Carousel, It's Only a Play) will replace the previously announced Gregory Mosher as director of the upcoming Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, starring Tracy Letts and Annette Bening.
According to a report by The Washington Post, the Arthur Miller estate would not allow Mosher to cast two black actors in a pair of sibling roles normally played by white actors.
Roundabout artistic director Todd Haimes offered the following statement: "Despite our shared commitment to having a diverse cast in our production of All My Sons, Gregory Mosher and the Arthur Miller estate did not ultimately share the same vision of how best to achieve that. They couldn't agree on the specific casting choices that would lead to the richest-possible All My Sons for 2019, and thus, Gregory Mosher has decided to step aside. We welcome Jack O'Brien as our director, and we're looking forward to presenting his production of this Arthur Miller masterpiece this spring."
All My Sons, which first opened on Broadway in 1947, is described as follows: "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."
Performances are scheduled to begin April 4, 2019 ahead of an April 22 opening and will run through June 23 at the American Airlines Theatre.