Biggs Replaces Page in TFANA's Hamlet; First Preview Postponed

News   Biggs Replaces Page in TFANA's Hamlet; First Preview Postponed Casey Biggs has replaced the previously announced Patrick Page in the role of Claudius in Theatre for a New Audience's staging of Hamlet.
Casey Biggs
Casey Biggs

Page, who was to play Claudius in the Shakespeare tragedy, withdrew from the production due to illness, according to a TFANA release. Biggs (Pride's Crossing, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine") assumes the role. Previews, which were originally scheduled to begin March 15, were previously postponed until March 17. Due to the cast change, the production will now begin performances March 19.

David Esbjornson directs the Off-Broadway run, which is scheduled to officially open March 26 at The Duke on 42nd Street. The production will play through April 12.

Christian Camargo, seen in Broadway's recent All My Sons revival, tackles the title role opposite Alvin Epstein (as Polonius), Casey Biggs (Claudius), Alyssa Bresnahan (Gertrude), Graham Hamilton (Laertes) and Jennifer Ikeda (Ophelia).

The company also includes Scott Drummond (Bernardo), Jonathan Fried (The Ghost), Sean Haberle (Marcellus), Tom Hammond (Horatio), John Christopher Jones (Gravedigger), Craig Pattison (Rosencrantz), Ryan Quinn (The Player Queen and Osiric), Robert Stattel (The Player King) and Richard Topol (Guildenstern).

The design team for Hamlet includes Antje Ellermann (sets), Beth Clancy (costumes), Marcus Doshi (lights), Sven Ortel (projections) and Jane Shaw (music and sound). Cicely Berry and Andrew Wade provide voice work.

TFANA just announced its recent production of Othello wil return for a second run at the Duke, April 15-24.

For tickets to Hamlet, at The Duke, 229 West 42nd Street, call (646) 223-3010 or visit dukeon42.org. For more information on TFANA, visit tfana.org.