MARVELL REP, which received a Drama Desk Award nomination as Best Revival for its production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA earlier this season, announced casting today for Sholem Asch's GOD OF VENGEANCE (October 2-28) and Frank Wedekind's play SPRING'S AWAKENING (October 8-November 4) presented in rotating repertory at TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street. Both plays will be directed by Marvell Rep's Artistic Director Lenny Leibowitz.
Marvell Repertory Theatre is New York's only professional theatre devoted exclusively to producing new and enduring works in rotating repertory.
Sam Tsoutsouvas, who played the title role in PROFESSOR BERNHARDI earlier this season, returns as 'Yankl' in GOD OF VENGEANCE. He has appeared on Broadway as 'Renfield' in DRACULA and as 'Sideways/Collins' in OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD. His many Off-Broadway roles include the NY Shakespeare Festival productions of TIMON OF ATHENS and ANTONY & CLEOPATRA (directed by Vanessa Redgrave).
Joy Franz, who played 'Mrs. Peachum' in Marvell Rep's Drama Desk Award-nominated production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA, will play 'Sore'. She has also appeared in Marvell's productions of BLOOD WEDDING and THE DYBBUK. She appeared in INTO THE WOODS (original, revival, national tour, PBS) and played Meg Boyd in National Tour & London productions of DAMN YANKEES with Jerry Lewis.
The GOD OF VENGEANCE cast will also include: Leanne Agmon, Joel Bernstein who played Winkler in PROFESSOR BERNHARDI and was also in the 1st Broadway revival of BORN YESTERDAY, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Stacey Linnartz who has appeared in TV's GOSSIP GIRL, Jason Emanuel, Rachel Claire who played Leye in Marvell Rep's THE DYBBUK, Molly Stoller, Thomas Benton who appeared in THE FIGHTER and LAW & ORDER, and William Krakauer who has appeared on LOUIE and in the film RING THE BELL.
15 year old Giuseppe Bausilio, who will play 'Melchior Gabor' in SPRING'S AWAKENING, played 'Billy' in Billy Elliot The Musical (Chicago, National Tour, and on Broadway until closing). He placed 2nd at the 2012 YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX world ballet competition. He also appeared in the film DEAD MAN DOWN. Lizzy DeClement, who plays 'Wendla Bergmann', has a recurring role on CBS's NYC 22. Her films include SWING VOTE and HAIRBRAINED.
The cast of SPRING'S AWAKENING also includes: Dalton Harrod who played 'Patrick' in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and 'Jack' in THE WIDOWING OF MRS. HOLROYD (The Mint Theatre), Bart Shatto whose Broadway credits include DRACULA (Quincey Morris), Les Miserables (Jean Valjean) and THE CIVIL WAR, Geddeth Smith who appeared in Marvell Rep's PROFESSOR BERNHARDI and on Broadway in THE IMAGINARY INVALID, William Metzo appeared in Marvell Rep's THE DYBBUK and on Broadway in CAFÉ CROWN, Anne Newhall appeared in GEMINI on Broadway and in the Roundabout's THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA, Rosalinda Perron appeared in Marvell Rep's BLOOD WEDDING and THE DYBBUK, Leanne Agmon, Steven Braunstein, Ethan Navarro, Charlotte Astrid, Lauren Lopes, Logan Riley Bruner, Larry Saperstein who has appeared on BOARDWALK EMPIRE, SoLon Carter, Terren Klein, Thomas Benton who appeared in THE FIGHTER and LAW & ORDER, Jill Usdan who appeared in Marvell Rep's PROFESSOR BERNHARDI and THE THREEPENNY OPERA, George Kennedy who appeared in Marvell Rep's THE THREEPENNY OPERA, William Krakauer and Molly Stoller.