Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway production of THE ROYAL FAMILY by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber featuring direction by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Mauritius, Doubt).
Joining the cast will be Larry Pine (Gilbert Marshall), Freddy Arsenault (Perry Stewart), Kelli Barrett (Gwen Cavendish), Carolyn Stefanie Clay (Della), Rufus Collins (McDermott/Gunga), David Greenspan (Jo), and Henny Russell (Ms. Peake).
Larry Pine replaces the previously announced Stephen Collins who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.
They will be joined by the previously announced cast which includes noted stage and television actress Ana Gasteyer (Kitty Dean), Tony winner John Glover (Herbert Dean), Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee RoseMary Harris (Fanny Cavendish), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jan Maxwell (Julie Cavendish), Tony Award nominee Tony Roberts (Oscar Wolfe), and Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award nominee Reg Rogers (Tony Cavendish).
Four additional cast members for the production will be named shortly. Those four cast members will complete the company of 17 actors.
The new Broadway production of THE ROYAL FAMILY begins rehearsals today at Manhattan Theatre Club and will begin previews Tuesday, September 15 for a Thursday, October 8 opening at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
Follow a famous family of stage stars as they go about the drama of the day: choosing scripts, dashing off to performances, stealing kisses from handsome beaus. But what's this business about the youngest diva wanting to quit the stage for domestic bliss? Never, darling!
The creative team for THE ROYAL FAMILY will include John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design), Catherine Zuber (Costume Design), Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Maury Yeston (Original Music), Tom Watson (Hair & Wig Design), and Rick Sordelet (Fight Director).