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Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Casting for 2013 Summer Season

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.

On the Main Stage, the cast of Animal Crackers (playing June 26 – July 14, 2013) will include Jonathan Brody (Naked Boys Singing), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher), Mara Davi (Death Takes a Holiday), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Good People), Ellen Harvey (How to Succeed...), and Jacob Ming Trent (Hands on a Hardbody), all making their WTF debuts.

Next up on the Main Stage, Heather Lind, who started out as a member of WTF’s non-Equity company, and most recently appeared in last summer’s WTF production of The Blue Deep, will play ‘Eliza Doolittle’ in Pygmalion (running July 17 – 27, 2013). Lind, who made her Broadway debut in the Broadway revival of The Merchant of Venice opposite Al Pacino, joins the previously announced Robert Sean Leonard as ‘Henry Higgins’. They’re joined by Patricia Conolly (Is He Dead?), Don Lee Sparks (Take Me Out), and Paxton Whitehead (The Importance of Being Earnest) in the show, directed by Nicholas MartinElena Shaddow (La Cage Aux Folles) will play ‘Francesca’ opposite Steven Pasquale in the World Premiere musical The Bridges of Madison County; they’re joined by frequent WTF player (and former non-Equity company member) Nick Bailey (Hit The Wall; WTF’s Becoming Sylvia; Tripolitania), Cass Morgan (Memphis;WTF’s Picnic, 1776), Whitney Bashor (Fly By Night), and Caitlin Kinnunen (Spring Awakening) in the show, which runs August 1 – 18, 2013.


On the Nikos Stage, stage and screen favorite Ari Graynor (The Performers) makes her Williamstown debut in the World Premiere of Bess Wohl’s American Hero (June 26 – July 7, 2013), alongside Erin Wilhelmi (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), also making her WTF debut, and Josh Stamberg,a former non-Equity company member making his Equity WTF debut.  James Cromwell (Babe), Jason Butler Harner (The Coast of Utopia; WTF's The Front Page), Jake Weber (A Small Family Business; WTF’s The Rivals), and Victor Williams (Luck of the Irish) join the previously announced Kate Burton in Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood, playing July 10 – 21, 2013. James Snyder (Cry-Baby), Burke Moses (Beauty and the Beast; WTF’s 1776), Joe Cassidy (Catch Me If You Can), Alan Green (Sister Act) and Roger Robinson (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone) perform in Johnny Baseball, the new musical which runs July 24 – August 3, 2013. And the entire Off Broadway company of The Debate Society’s Blood Play, includingPaul Thureen, Michael Cyril Creighton, Hannah Bos, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Birgit Huppuch and Emma Galvin, reunite for the Williamstown Theatre Festival premiere of the acclaimed play, closing out the Nikos Stage season, from August 7 – 18, 2013.

TICKETS AND SCHEDULE

Advance single tickets orders for the 2013 Williamstown Theatre Festival may be placed through the WTF website (wtfestival.org) starting April 22, 2013. The Festival Box Office will open on June 4th, 2013 at which point tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 413-597-3400, or in person at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St (Route 2), Williamstown, MA 02167.

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America's finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors. Each WTF season is designed to present unique opportunities for artists and audience alike, revisiting classic plays with innovative productions, developing and nurturing bold new plays and musicals, and offering a rich array of accompanying cultural events including Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabarets, readings, workshops, and educational programs. While best known for our acclaimed productions, WTF is also home to one of the nation’s top training and professional development programs for new generations of aspiring theatre artists and administrators. WTF was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 2002 and the Commonwealth Award for Achievement in 2011.


WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
2013 SEASON SUMMARY

MAIN STAGE

Animal Crackers

June 26 – July 14, 2013

Book by George S. Kaufman & Morrie Ryskind

Music and Lyrics by Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby

Adapted and Directed by Henry Wishcamper

Pygmalion

July 17 – 27, 2013

By George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Nicholas Martin

A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL!

The Bridges of Madison County

August 1 – 18, 2013

Book by Marsha Norman

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by Bartlett Sher

NIKOS STAGE

A WORLD PREMIERE!

American Hero

June 26 – July 7, 2013

By Bess Wohl

Directed by Leigh Silverman

Hapgood

July 10 – 21, 2013

By Tom Stoppard

Directed by Evan Yionoulis

Johnny Baseball

July 24 – August 3, 2013

Book by Richard Dresser

Music by Robert Reale; Lyrics by Willie Reale

Directed by Gordon Greenberg

Blood Play

August 7 – 18, 2013

Written By Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen

Directed and Developed by Oliver Butler

Made by The Debate Society

FREE THEATRE

Dracula

July 10 – 19, 2013

By Bram Stoker; Adapted by Steve Lawson

Directed by Jordan Fein

ONE-NIGHT-ONLY READING

Scott and Zelda

Monday, July 1, 2013

By Kay Cattarula

Directed by Maria Tucci

With Patricia Clarkson and John Benjamin Hickey