Sienna Miller and Jonny Lee Miller are coming to Broadway this fall in a new production of After Miss Julie, which begins previews Sept. 18 and opens Oct. 22 at the American Airlines Theater (227 West 42nd St.). EW has the exclusive first image from the show, seen here, and it looks powerfully sexy and sultry as the pair share a moment together on the kitchen table. Hot.
The play — which comes from New York City’s Roundabout Theatre Company — is an adaptation of Miss Julie, August Strindberg’s 1888 play about sex and class. This production moves the action up to an English country house on the evening of the British Labour Party’s historic landslide win in the 1945 election, which director Mark Brokaw says is much like the situation around “our last election here with Obama.” He continues: “There was this great collective release. It was a moment of seismic change and possibility.”
The story, as you can probably guess from the photos, is one of romance — the twist is that Sienna’s character, Miss Julie, is rich, while Jonny’s character, John, is her chauffeur. So it’s a clash of social classes and crossing boundaries that probably shouldn’t have been crossed. But, on this momentous election night, Brokaw says, “Everything seems possible and all borders seem to have been potentially shattered.” Teases Brokaw, “It’s a story about a night that shouldn’t have happened but was destined to happen.”
What do you think, PopWatchers? Does this photo pique your interest in After Miss Julie? Have you seen a production of Miss Julie or the adaptation before? Do Sienna Miller and Jonny Lee Miller seem like they’d have real chemistry?
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Photo credit: Jason Bell