Gregory Boyd will direct the season opener for the Connecticut company, which is scheduled to begin performances Aug. 30 with an official opening scheduled for Sept. 7. The limited engagement will end Oct. 7.
Joining Holbrook as the Stage Manager will be de Guzman (Guys and Dolls) as Mrs. Gibbs, Jefferies (What Didn't Happen) as Mrs. Webb and Donovan Patton ("Blue's Clues") as George Gibbs.
Also new to the cast are Ross Bickell (as Dr. Gibbs), Jake Lombardi (Joe Crowell), Bill Kux (Howie Newsome), Erin Courtney (Rebecca Gibbs), Jordan Cyr and Andrew Shipman (both in the role of Wally Webb), Ginna Carter (Emily Webb), Nafe Katter (Professor Willard), Frank Converse (Mr. Webb), Noble Shropshire (Simon Stimson), Charlotte Booker (Mrs. Soames) and Robert Hannon Davis (Constable Warren)
The ensemble also includes Jessi Ehrlich, Justin Fuller, Brock Harris, Joseph Kornfeld, Tom Libonate, Rob Pawlikowski, Denise Walker and Debra Walsh. Holbrook has a history with the Grover's Corners, New Hampshire-set Our Town. He played the role of Stage Manager for the 1977 television version opposite Ned Beatty, Barbara Bel Geddes and more.
The actor made his Broadway debut in Do You Know the Milky Way? and has since appeared in After the Fall, Marco Millions, Incident at Vichy, Tartuffe, The Glass Menagerie, Man of La Mancha, The Apple Tree, I Never Sang for My Father, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and An American Daughter. He won a 1966 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his solo show Mark Twain Tonight!, which he also reprised on Broadway in 1977 and 2005. Holbrook has appeared in the films "All the President’s Men," "Julia," "Wall Street," "The Firm," "Men of Honor" and "The Majestic."
Hartford Stage is located at 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT. Tickets for current shows are available by calling (860) 527-5151. For more information visit hartfordstage.org.