As previously announced, Jason Butler Harner (as Hildy Johnson), Richard Kind (as Walter Burns) and Wayne Knight (Sheriff Hartman) will star in the newsroom drama, which is set in 1920s Chicago. They will be joined onstage by Michael Braun, Tom Bloom, John Cariani, Amanda Leigh Cobb, Bill Cwikowski, Brian Hutchison, Ted Koch, Kathy McCafferty, Rod McLachlan, Anne O'Sullivan, Joe Plummer, Matthew Rauch, Sean Patrick Reilly, Robert Stanton and Kay Walbye. Directed by Ron Daniels, Front Page will run July 4-15 on the Main Stage. The creative team also features costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Charles Foster, scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez and sound design by Nick Borisjuk.
In The Front Page, production notes read, "the court press room is full of poker-playing reporters, all waiting to cover the execution of radical leftist Earl Williams. Top reporter Hildy Johnson is engaged and planning to leave the life of chasing headlines and move to New York. When Williams escapes from the inept Sheriff, Hildy’s scheming editor - Walter Burns - tempts Johnson to stay and write the story." The comedy debuted in 1928.
Show times are Tuesdays-Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 8:30 PM with matinees Thursdays at 3 PM, Saturdays at 4 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.
Tickets, priced $48-$58, are available by calling (413) 597-3400 or by visiting www.wtfestival.org.
Festival performances are held at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance of Williams College at 1000 Main Street (Route 2) in Williamstown, MA.