Exciting news from the folks at Roundabout Theatre Company regarding their forthcoming revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. Golden Globe-winner Annette Bening and Tony Award-winner Tracy Letts will headline the production directed by Tony-winner Gregory Mosher. The production, which will begin previews on April 4, 2019 toward an April 22 opening, will play the American Airlines Theatre for a limited-engagement.
Annette Bening is a renowned actress of the stage and screen, Tony-nominated for her appearance in the 1987 play Coastal Disturbances, she is also-known for her Academy Award-nominated film performances in The Grifters, American Beauty, Being Julia, and The Kids are All Right. She won two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress (Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right). Other films of note include Bugsy, The American President, Running with Scissors, Mrs. Harris, and 20th Century Woman. All My Sons will be Bening’s long-awaited return to Broadway after a three-decade absence.
Tracy Letts is an accomplished playwright, having won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2007 play August: Osage County. His play Man From Nebraska was also a Pulitzer finalist. Another play, the 2008 Superior Donuts, enjoyed a Broadway run and was then the basis for a television sitcom by the same name. Letts won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the 2012 revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons is a compelling family drama that has enjoyed several Broadway revivals and continues to be a staple of regional theatres around the country. “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.”
Further information on casting and the design team for All My Sons will be announced at a later date.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.