Classic Stage Company has announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, which begins previews at CSC on Wednesday, April 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 20. Joining two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Hippolyta/Titania) and acclaimed film/television/stage star Christina Ricci (Hermia) in the cast are Jordan Dean (Demetrius), Nick Gehlfuss (Lysander), David Greenspan (Flute/Fairy), Halley Wegryn Gross (Helena), Anthony Heald (Theseus/Oberon), Erin Hill (Starveling/Fairy), Chad Lindsey (Snout/Fairy), Taylor Mac (Egeus/Puck), James Patrick Nelson (Snug/Fairy), Steven Skybell (Bottom) and Rob Yang (Quince/Fairy). Directed by Tony Speciale (Unnatural Acts), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM has its official opening Sunday, April 29.
Anthony Heald, a two-time Tony Award nominee (Love! Valour! Compassion! and Lincoln Center's Anything Goes) and a three-time Obie Award winner, returns to the New York stage for the first time in 16 years since moving to Oregon and being a vital member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Acting Company. The actor is also well-known for a variety of film and television roles, including Silence of the Lambs, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Firm, "Boston Legal," "The Practice,"and "Boston Public," among many others. Taylor Mac is an acclaimed performer, playwright and singer/song-writer who Time Out called "one of the most exciting theater artists of our time." His plays include The Walk Across America For Mother Earth, The Lily's Revenge
Scenic design for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is by Mark Wendland; costumes by Andrea Lauer and Original Music & Sound Design Christian Frederickson and Ryan Rumery.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will perform Tuesdays at 7pm; Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays & Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $75-$80. For tickets and information, visit www.classicstage.org or call (866) 811-4111, or (212) 352-3101, or visit the CSC box office at 136 East 13th Street, Monday through Friday 12 pm to 6pm.
Jordan Dean (Demetrius). Broadway: Mamma Mia, Cymbeline (LCT). Off-Broadway: The New Century (LCT), As You Like It (NYSF), The Free Zone (UBU Rep), and Six Characters. Regional: The Corn is Green, An Enemy of the People (Williamstown) TV: "Guiding Light," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: CI." Film: Twylight Zones, Burning Blue, Virgin and Jersey Girl. Training: Carnegie Mellon University.
Anthony Heald (Theseus/Oberon) is a two-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Obie Award winner. In eight seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival his roles have included Vincentio in Measure for Measure; Cobbler, Cicero, Publius, Cinna the Poet and Pindarus in Julius Caesar; Shylock in The Merchant of Venice; Glendower in Henry IV, Part One; Shag in Equivocation; Wolsey in Henry VIII; Patrick in The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler; Stage Manager in Our Town; Simyonov-Pischik in The Cherry Orchard; Tartuffe in Tartuffe; Iago in Othello; Rosmer in Rosmersholm; Lucio in Measure for Measure; Man in The Turn of the Screw; Otto in The Magic Fire. His Broadway credits include Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind, Perry in Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony Award nomination), Benedict in A Small Family Business, Lord Evelyn in Anything Goes! (Tony Award nomination), Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Wayne in The Wake of Jamey Foster. Off-Broadway: Later Life; John in Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Higgins in Pygmalion; Elliot in Elliot Loves; Charlie in The Foreigner (OBIE Award), Derek in Quartermaine's Terms (OBIE Award), Fluellen in Henry V (OBIE Award), Gunner in Misalliance (Theater World Award). Film/TV: Boston Public, Boston Legal, Cheers, The Practice, X-Files, Frasier, Red Dragon, 8MM, Silence of the Lambs, A Time to Kill, The Client, The Pelican Brief, Postcards from the Edge.