On January 10th, the cast of the upcoming Broadway play Journey's End gathered for a press meet and greet at their rehearsal studio.
The 1929 World War I drama, by R.C. Sherriff, will begin previews at the Belasco Theatre on February 8th and open on February 22nd. Journey's End, which was first a hit in London, will star Tony-winners Boyd Gaines/> (Twelve Angry Men, Contact) and Jefferson Mays/> (I Am My Own Wife), as well as Hugh Dancy (Elizabeth I, Ella Enchanted) and Stark Sands (Chasing Liberty, Flags of Our Fathers). It will be directed once again by David Grindley, who directed the 2004 West End revival. That production, after a UK tour, returned to London last fall and ran through January 2006.
The play, which Sheriff based upon his experiences during World War I, is set in a trench in St. Quentin, France. It involves Captain Stanhope's (Dancy) attempts to lead his British troops into No Man's Land, while Stanhope's old school chum Raleigh (Gaines) discovers that the captain is not the man he once idolized. Mays will play the Cook.
The play, which premiered on Broadway in 1929, will be produced by Boyett Ostar.
Photo by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Stark Sands and Jefferson Mays
Stark Sands and Richie Ridge
Hugh Dancy and Richie Ridge
Ensemble cast including: Boyd Gaines, Hugh Dancy, Jefferson Mays, Stark Sands, John Ahlin, Nick Berg Barnes, John Behlmann, Justin Blanchard, Kieran Campion, John Curless, Richard Poe, and director David Grindley
Boyd Gaines, Hugh Dancy, Stark Sands and Jefferson Mays
Boyd Gaines, Stark Sands, Hugh Dancy and Jefferson Mays