Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional casting for its 2012/2013 Season, with initial casting for THE GREAT GOD PAN, the World Premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Amy Herzog (After the Revolution at PH, 4000 Miles), directed by Carolyn Cantor (After the Revolution and Essential Self-Defense at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Water Flower).
The cast will feature Becky Ann Baker (Good People, All My Sons, Assassins), Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Peter Friedman (Ragtime, PH’s The Shaggs, After the Revolution, Circle Mirror Transformation and The Heidi Chronicles), Olivier Award nominee Sarah Goldberg (Clybourne Park in London and the PH production on Broadway, The Dark Knight Rises), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, columbinus, Lortel Award and Drama Desk nominee for Four), Joyce Van Patten (I Ought to Be in Pictures, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Rumors) and Erin Wilhelmi (The Girl from Nowhere, Likeness). Due to a scheduling conflict, Ms. Van Patten will assume the role for the previously-announced Judith Ivey. Final casting to be announced soon. The production will begin previews in late November 2012 at Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater, with an Opening Night set for Tuesday, December 18.
In addition to THE GREAT GOD PAN, the five other productions of the 2012/2013 Season are:
DETROIT – Now in previews, the New York premiere of a new play by Lisa D’Amour (2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist for this play, 2011 Steinberg Playwright Award winner for her body of work, Obie Award winner for Nita and Zita), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Maple and Vine at PH, The Thugs, Stunning, Naked Angels’ This Wide Night). The cast features two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum (for Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century; nominations for Urinetown, 110 in the Shade and On a Clear Day You…; Wilder at PH), Darren Pettie (This and Spatter Pattern at PH, Butley on Broadway, “Mad Men”), Oscar and two-time Tony Award nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, “The Office,” On the Mountain at PH), Emmy Award nominee David Schwimmer (“Friends,” “Band of Brothers,” PH debut) and Sarah Sokolovic (Drama Desk Award nominee for The Shaggs at PH). As the first production of the theater company’s new season, DETROIT is now in previews at Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater.
THE WHALE – the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), directed by Davis McCallum (A Bright New Boise, Queens Boulevard, Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue). The cast features Theatre World Award winner Cassie Beck (The Drunken City and Prayer for My Enemy at PH, The Norman Conquests), Reyna de Courcy (Burning), Tony Award and
Obie Award winner Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!, Sweet and Sad, Young Frankenstein), Tasha Lawrence (Wilder, Wilder, Wilder; Good People) and Cory Michael Smith (The Shaggs at PH, Cock). Previews for THE WHALE will begin Friday, October 12 at Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater.