Emmy winner toplines Roundabout revival of Shaw play
Cherry Jones is set to return to Broadway in a Roundabout Theater Company revival of “Mrs. Warren’s Profession,” Jones’ first stint on the Main Stem since she picked up an Emmy for “24.”“Profession,” as well as an Off Broadway staging of Tennessee Williams play “The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore” toplined by Olympia Dukakis, join three other shows already announced for the 2010-11 season at the Roundabout. Doug Hughes, who helmed Jones in her Tony-winning turn in “Doubt,” directs “Profession,” George Bernard Shaw’s 1893 play about a woman whose daughter discovers her mother has made a career of running brothels. Jones previously appeared in a 2001 Roundabout revival of Shaw’s “Major Barbara.” Show is set to begin previews Sept. 3 at the American Airlines Theater. “Milk Train,” which starts perfs Jan. 7 at the Laura Pels Theater, will be staged by Michael Wilson (“The Orphans’ Home Cycle”). He previously helmed a 2008 production of a Dukakis-toplined “Milk Train” at Hartford Stage, where he is a.d. Dukakis will reprise her role as a rich American widow writing her memoirs in her secluded Italian home. Roundabout also announced confirmed dates for other offerings on the 2010-11 slate, including Black Box production “Tigers Be Still” (starting previews Sept. 10 ahead of an Oct. 3 opening), “The Language Archive” at the Pels (kicking off previews Sept. 24 before an Oct. 17 opening) and the Broadway staging of “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the American Airlines (where the show begins previews Dec. 20 and opens Jan. 13, 2011).