Sally Hawkins, Edward Hibbert et al. to Join Cherry Jones in Roundabout's Mrs. Warren's Profession on Broadway
As previously reported, Cherry Jones will play the title role. The cast will also feature Adam Driver as Frank Gardner, Mark Harelik as Sir George Crofts, Edward Hibbert as Mr. Praed, and Michael Siberry as Reverend Samuel Gardner.
The play tells the story of Kitty Warren (Jones), a mother who makes a terrible sacrifice for her daughter Vivie's (Hawkins) independence. The clash of these two strong-willed but culturally constrained women is the spark that ignites the ironic wit of one of Shaw's greatest plays.
The design team will include Scott Pask (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lights), and David Van Tieghem (sound).
Hawkins received the Golden Globe and other honors for her performance as Poppy in Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky. Stage credits include The Winterling and Country Music at The Royal Court Theatre.
Jones won Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play for Doubt and The Heiress, and has numerous other New York stage credits. The actress won a 2009 Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the FOX series 24.