Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) will make her Broadway debut as “Young Woman” in a new Broadway production of Machinal, by Sophie Treadwell.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner, Machinal is inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, who was executed after helping her boyfriend kill her husband. “It’s America’s Golden Age, a time of happiness, freedom and prosperity – or is it? For the Young Woman (Hall), a stenographer in the industrial, male-dominated world of the 1920s, life is nothing like she hoped it would be. Restless and unfulfilled in a passionless marriage and unwanted motherhood, she finds her only joy in the form of an illicit love affair. But when reality sets in and she must return to her routine existence, she’ll go to any lengths to regain her freedom,” according to a press release from the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Machinal premiered on Broadway in 1928 featuring Clark Gable in his Broadway debut; this will be the first Broadway revival of the show. No further casting info has yet been announced. The show will begin previews on December 20, 2013 and open January 16, 2014 for a limited run.