June 10, 2009

Jonny Lee Miller cast in B’way’s ‘Julie’

British actor Jonny Lee Miller has been cast in the upcoming Broadway production of After Miss Julie, the Roundabout Theatre Company said Wednesday.

Sienna Miller is to play the title character in the American premiere of playwright Patrick Marber's new version of August Strindberg's stage drama Miss Julie. Jonny Lee Miller will play the role of John.

The show, which is being directed by Mark Brokaw, will mark both actors' Broadway debut.

Jonny Lee Miller recently starred in the U.S. television series Eli Stone. His film credits include Hackers, opposite his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, as well as Trainspotting, The Flying Scotsman and Mansfield Park.

Preview performances of After Miss Julie are slated to begin Sept. 18 at the American Airlines Theatre, with an opening night planned for Oct. 22. This is a limited engagement through Dec. 6.

'After Miss Julie' transposes August Strindberg's 1888 play about sex and class to an English country house on the eve of Labour's historic landslide in 1945, the Roundabout said in a news release.