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WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
NAMES MANDY GREENFIELD
NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

CURRENT MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ARTISTIC PRODUCER
TO SUCCEED JENNY GERSTEN EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2014

New York, NY (12/04/13) – Williamstown Theatre Festival has named Mandy Greenfield as its new Artistic Director, the Festival's Board Chair Matt Harris announced today.  Greenfield, who is currently Artistic Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club, succeeds Jenny Gersten beginning September 2014.  As previously announced, Gersten departs Williamstown Theatre Festival in January 2014 to become Executive Director of Friends of the Highline.  Gersten will program the upcoming 2014 season, and Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen Kaus will oversee the season. Greenfield's tenure as Artistic Director will begin immediately following the 2014 season, the Festival's 60th.

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A STATEMENT FROM WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
ON THE DEPARTURE OF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JENNY GERSTEN

Williamstown, MA (October 15, 2013) - It was announced today that Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten will step down at the end of the year to become Executive Director of Friends of the Highline, the non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and re-use of an elevated railway that has become a renowned public space in New York City.  While the search is underway for a new Artistic Director, WTF's 2014 summer season will remain under Gersten's Artistic Direction; she will curate and oversee the season to ensure a seamless leadership transition. 

 

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WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES SUMMER CASTING AND SEASON ADDITIONS

BROOKS ASHMANSKAS, DE'ADRE ASIZA, REED BIRNEY,
JOEY SLOTNICK, OMAR METWALLY, JAMES WATERSTON, AND MORE

JOIN MAIN STAGE AND NIKOS STAGE LINEUP

DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
RECEIVES 2013 L. ARNOLD WEISSBERGER
AWARD FOR PLAYWRIGHTING

BOX OFFICE OPENS TOMORROW, JUNE 4!

New York, NY (6/3/2013) – Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced further casting and additions to the 2013 summer season, which officially kicks off tomorrow, June 4, when the box office opens its doors.   Brooks Ashmanskas, De'Adre Aziza, Reed Birney, Joey Slotnick, and Omar Metwally are among the actors who will take part in this summer’s productions.  Gersten has also announced the return of WTF’s popular Fridays@3 Series and Family Friday Workshops.

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR 2013 SUMMER SEASON

ADAM CHANLER-BERAT, JAMES CROMWELL,
ARI GRAYNOR, JASON BUTLER HARNER,
HEATHER LIND, CASS MORGAN, AND MORE
JOIN MAIN STAGE AND NIKOS STAGE LINEUP

ELENA SHADDOW TO PLAY ‘FRANCESCA’ OPPOSITE

STEVEN PASQUALE IN WORLD PREMIERE OF
“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY”

New York, NY (4/25/2013) – Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced casting for the 2013 summer season’s exciting slate of productions.

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES FULL CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM FOR

A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

OPENING AUGUST 2, 2012
ON THE MAIN STAGE

Williamstown, MA (7/10/2012) – Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today the full cast and creative team for A Month in the Country, the last Main Stage production of the season which will be presented from August 1 through August 19 (opening August 2).  The cast began rehearsals today on the idyllic Williams College campus in preparation for their run in the Festival’s 2012 season.

ADDITIONAL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR
WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL’S
2012 SEASON

BECKY ANN BAKER, MARYLOUISE BURKE, TYNE DALY, 
BRANDON VICTOR DIXON, SUSIE ESSMAN, ALISON FRASER,
HEATHER LIND, AMY SPANGER, JEREMY STRONG, LILI TAYLOR
AND MORE JOIN SUMMER PRODUCTIONS

New York, NY (5/11/2012) – Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced additional casting for the 2012 Summer Season.  A host of Williamstown Theatre Fesival veterans and talented newcomers including Becky Ann Baker, Marylouise Burke, Tyne Daly, Brandon Victor Dixon, Alison Fraser, Heather Lind, Amy Spanger, Jeremy Strong, Lili Taylor and many more, will take the stage during the Festival’s 58th Season.

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
COMPLETES THE 2012 SEASON WITH

THE ELEPHANT MAN

AND ADDS A WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE OF DAVID BYRNE’S

HERE LIES LOVE

PATRICIA CLARKSON, BRADLEY COOPER
AND MORE ADDED TO THE LINE-UP

New York, NY  (4/16/2012) – Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today the final production of the 2012 Nikos Stage Season and an additional pre-season offering for the Festival’s 58th, the second under Ms. Gersten’s leadership. Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April; WTF’s The Ride Down Mount Morgan) and Bradley Cooper (Limitless; The Understudy at WTF) will return to Williamstown in The Elephant Man, written by Bernard Pomerance and directed by Scott Ellis, completing the Nikos Stage season and playing from July 25 – August 5, 2012. 

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES
2012 SUMMER SEASON

WORLD PREMIERE BY KATORI HALL
PLUS WORKS BY OSCAR WILDE, NEIL SIMON, AND IVAN TURGENEV
TO BE HELMED BY DAVID HYDE PIERCE, JESSICA STONE, RICHARD NELSON,
AND MORE!

Williamstown, MA (2/28/2012) – Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced in Williamstown today the roster of Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions for the 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) Season, the Festival’s 58th season and second under Ms. Gersten’s leadership. The Main Stage Season will kick off with a production of Oscar Wilde’s classic The Importance of Being Earnest as you’ve never seen it before, directed by Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce (an alum of the Festival’s training programs, making his WTF directorial debut), playing from June 26 – July 14, 2012. A new translation of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, directed by Tony Award-winner Richard Nelson (James Joyce’s The Dead) has also been added to the Main Stage line-up, from August 1 – August 19, 2012. On the Nikos Stage, WTF veteran Jessica Stone (A Funny Thing...Forum) directs Neil Simon’s comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers, playing from July 11 – July 22, 2012, and the World Premiere of Olivier Award-winner Katori Hall’s (The Mountaintop) WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!, will run, in association with Signature Theatre, from August 8 - 19, 2012.

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES
NEW MAIN STAGE AND NIKOS STAGE PRODUCTIONS

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JENNY GERSTEN OFFERS
SNEAK PEEK OF UPCOMING SEASON

“FAR FROM HEAVEN”
A PREVIEW PRODUCTION OF A NEW MUSICAL
BY RICHARD GREENBERG
SCOTT FRANKEL AND MICHAEL KORIE

AND

“THE BLUE DEEP”
A NEW PLAY BY LUCY BOYLE
STARRING BLYTHE DANNER 

Williamstown, MA (1/19/2012) – Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today new Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions for the 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) season, the Festival’s 58th Season and second under Ms. Gersten’s leadership.   A Preview Production of Far From Heaven, a new musical with a book by Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out), an original score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and directed by Michael Greif (Rent; WTF’s Three Sisters), will play the Main Stage from July 19 – 29, 2012; the World Premiere of Lucy Boyle’s new play The Blue Deepwill play the Nikos Stage from July 11 – July 22, 2012, directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Bob Balaban (Gosford Park; WTF’s “Fridays@3”) and featuring Tony Award-winner (and Williamstown veteran) Blythe Danner (“Meet the Parents”; WTF’s The Seagull).