The first production in our 2013-2014 Season brought Terence Rattigan’s writing back in to the spotlight. Rattigan's classic drama, The Winslow Boy, a production from the Old Vic in London, played a total of 85 performances at the American Airlines Theatre from first preview on September 20 through closing night on December 1.
This production welcomed actors Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Stephen Pilkington, Zachary Booth and Spencer Davis Milford to the Roundabout family. Zachary and Spencer, a high school senior, both made their Broadway debuts. We were thrilled to welcome back Roger Rees, Michael Cumpsty, Alessandro Nivola, Chandler Williams, Meredith Forlenza, and Henny Russell back to our stage.
The Winslow Boy, directed by Lindsay Posner, received rave reviews from The New York Times, Huffington Post and Variety, and our audience also praised the gripping play saying “this was one of the best and most exciting theatre experiences we have had” and “the play was engrossing and the actors superb.”
Throughout the show's run our Education at Roundabout program offered a variety of events and workshops connecting middle and high school students with this production.
Members of a 12th grade class from Bronx Theatre High School saw The Winslow Boy student matinee and offered these responses:
“It make me think about what other kids like myself go through when they are blamed for something they didn't do.”
“It made me think about the injustice that occurs now, and that we can make a difference.”
“This show made me think about how much we should be fighting for our rights and speaking out on our behalf to prove innocence instead of just ignoring it.”
Zachary Booth also met with NYC area middle and high school students at our annual College and Career Readiness Day, which aims to better prepare students for life beyond high school.
To learn more about The Winslow Boy and its history, visit the Roundabout Archive.
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