Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced additional casting for the 2012 Summer Season. A host of Williamstown Theatre Fesival veterans and talented newcomers including Becky Ann Baker, Marylouise Burke, Tyne Daly, Brandon Victor Dixon, Alison Fraser, Heather Lind, Amy Spanger, Jeremy Strong, Lili Taylor and many more, will take the stage during the Festival's 58th Season.
As previously announced, the complete 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival season runs from June 26 – August 19, 2012 and includes Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, a Preview Production of the new musical Far From Heaven, and a new translation of Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country on the Main Stage, with Lucy Boyle's The Blue Deep, Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man, and Katori Hall's WHADDABLOODCLOT!!! on the Nikos Stage. The season will also include a special workshop production of David Byrne's Here Lies Love, which will play at nearby MASS MoCa.
MAIN STAGE CASTING NEWS
The season's first Main Stage production, the David Hyde Pierce-directed production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (playing June 26 – July 14, 2012), will feature Drama Desk Award-winner Marylouise Burke (Fuddy Meers), Louis Cancelmi (former WTF Act I Member), Sean Cullen, Emmy and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly ("Cagney and Lacey," Gypsy), Glenn Fitzgerald,Paul McGrane, Amy Spanger and Henry Stram (WTF's R Shomon).
The Preview Production of the new musical Far From Heaven (based on the 2002 movie), which plays the Main Stage from July 19 – 29, 2012, will feature a cast that includes JB Adams as 'Morris Farnsworth' (the same role he played in the film version), Nancy Anderson,Quincy Tyler Bernstine (WTF's Tough Titty), Brandon Victor Dixon, Sarah Jane Everman, Alison Fraser, Chris Hoch, Mary Stout and Tony Yazbeck. They join previously announced four-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O'Hara (currently starring on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It).