Beyond Therapy, Broke-ology and Not Waving Complete Williamstown Season

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Williamstown Theatre Festival's summer season — which includes Durang's Beyond Therapy and the world premieres of Broke-ology and Not Waving — is now complete.

Replacing the originally announced production of Lydia Diamond's Harriet Jacobs will be three-time Tony nominee Kate Burton starring in Beyond Therapy. Durang's comedy will be directed by Alex Timbers on the Nikos Stage from June 11-22. The production will also be staged at the Bay Street Theatre July 8-27.

Additional programming for the Niko Stage includes the world premiere of Juilliard graduate Nathan Jackson's Broke-ology. Running July 9-20, the drama follows "two brothers caring for their ailing father [who] face the dilemma of following their dreams or honoring the unspoken promise of familial loyalty." In the Heights director Thomas Kail stages the production for Williamstown.

The final offering for the Nikos Stage is Not Waving, "about the universal human need to be loved, [in which] three couples are drawn to a public beach with a troubled history." Carolyn Cantor will stage the play by Ellen Melaver (Off-Broadway's Something You Did) from Aug. 6-17.

Also previously announced for the Nikos Stage are Ronan Noone's solo play, The Atheist, June 25-July 6. Campbell Scott is set to star in the work that follows the story of "ethics-challenged journalist Augustine Early, who will do anything to get the story." Williamstown artistic associate Justin Waldman will direct.

The world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy will star Tony Award-winning actress Julie White, July 23-Aug. 3. Scott Ellis directs the comedy that takes place backstage during the Broadway run of a long-lost Kafka play where "the understudy is more than he's supposed to be, the star wants to be more than he is, and the stage manager (White) just can't take any more." The previously confirmed main stage season begins with the beloved Bock and Harnick musical She Loves Me, June 28-July 13. With a book by Joe Masteroff, the jewel-box musical tells the tale of two lovesick pen pals who aren't as anonymous as they believe. Nicholas Martin will helm the production with choreography by Denis Jones.

Tony nominee Michael Greif will stage Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters on the main stage July 16-27. Paul Schmidt has penned the translation.

David Ives has adapted the latest version of George Feydeau's farce A Flea in Her Ear for Williamstown, which is scheduled to run July 30-Aug. 10. Tony Award winner John Rando will direct the tale of a suspicious wife's attempts to confirm her husband's infidelities.

Two-time Tony Award winner Joseph Hardy will conclude the main stage season with his staging of David Storey's play Home, Aug. 13-24. Tony Award winner Richard Easton stars alongside Tony-nominated actors Dana Ivey and Paxton Whitehead in the work that centers on four friends "who converse about life's events only to slowly reveal the reality of their strange circumstances."

Complete casting and creative duties for the Williamstown Theatre Festival will be announced at a later dater. For further information visit www.wtfestival.org.

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