Rebecca Hall set for Broadway debut

New York, May 30 (IANS) Actress Rebecca Hall is stepping into the Broadway world through a play that was last staged here 85 years ago.

The actress, who is the daughter of theatre promoter Peter Hall, will lead the cast of “Machinal”, reports

Sophie Treadwell’s play, which was inspired by Ruth Snyder’s 1927 murder trial, featured Clark Gable in his Broadway debut when it last appeared in New York.

The new production will begin previews Dec 20, and it will open Jan 16, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre.

“Machinal” hasn’t played in New York for over eight decades, but it has been staged a number of times across the world. It even won a Best Revival Olivier Award in London in 1994.

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