Photo by Don Kellogg

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Winslow Boy

Terence Rattigan's new play, The Winslow Boy, took it's second spin at Roundabout's MainStage this season after its production at the Old Vic in London.   It's a play for playgoers.  Four acts.  A real story from start to finish.  Yes, it's a bit stodgy.  It's set in England after all.

The cast, however, was outstanding.  Lead superbly by Roger Rees (Arthur Winslow) and supported stupendously by Mary Elizabeth Mastrntonio (Grace Winslow), Zachary Booth (Dickie Winslow), Michael Cumpsty (Desmond Curry), Alessandro Nivola ( Sir Robert Winslow) and making his Broadway debut, Spencer Davis Milford (Ronnie Winslow).

Acting was crisp, superb and often funny.  The set was the usual high brow, top notch visual of a Kensington living room that Roundabout is known for.  Perhaps a scoach long for my liking but the quality of the acting and the storytelling far exceeded my expectations and neatly wrapped up in about 2h:30m.

Go see what all the fuss over Ronnie Winslow is all about at the American Airlines Theater on 42nd Street.