Ana Gasteyer Joins Cast of Broadway's Royal Family

News   Ana Gasteyer Joins Cast of Broadway's Royal Family "Saturday Night Live" alum Ana Gasteyer, whose Broadway credits include The Threepenny Opera and Wicked, has joined the cast of the Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming production of The Royal Family, which begins previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Sept. 15.
Ana Gasteyer
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Gasteyer will play the role of Kitty Dean in the George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber play, which features direction by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes.

The cast will also include the previously announced Emmy nominee Stephen Collins as Gilbert Marshall, Tony winner John Glover as Herbert Dean, Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Rosemary Harris as Fanny Cavendish, Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jan Maxwell as Julie Cavendish, Tony Award nominee Tony Roberts as Oscar Wolfe and Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award nominee Reg Rogers as Tony Cavendish; additional casting will be announced shortly.

Opening night on Broadway will be Oct. 8.

"This devilishly funny play," press notes state, "follows the Cavendishes, the famous family of stage stars, as they go about the drama of the day: choosing scripts, dashing off to a performance, and stealing kisses with handsome beaus. But what’s this business about the younger Miss Cavendish wanting to quit the stage for domestic bliss? Never, darling!"

The creative team 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 and wig Design) and Rick Sordelet (fight director).

Gasteyer previously appeared in MTC's 2003 production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Kimberly Akimbo.

MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is located at 261 West 47th Street. Tickets will be available at the box office beginning Aug. 31. For more information visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.