Directed by Mark Lamos, the cast of 26 will feature Jonathan Cake (Medea opposite Fiona Shaw), Michael Cerveris (Tony Award for Assassins), John Cullum (Tony Awards for Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century), Martha Plimpton (Tony nomination for The Coast of Utopia) and Phylicia Rashad (Tony Award for A Raisin in the Sun). Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Cymbeline, according to press notes, "combines comedy, tragedy and history into an epic tale of power and magic - its action sweeping across Britain and Italy, as two warring powers clash until its eventual joyful conclusion. The characters [include] a Lear-like monarch (John Cullum), a wicked queen (Phylicia Rashad), an Iago-like villain (Jonathan Cake), a deceived husband (Michael Cerveris), and a heroine, the king's daughter Imogen, Shakespeare’s last great female role (Martha Plimpton)."
The design team will comprise Michael Yeargan (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Brian MacDevitt (lighting) and Tony Smolenski IV and Walter Trarbach (sound). Original music will be penned by Mel Marvin.
Cymbeline will play Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
Tickets, priced $65-$90, will go on sale Sept. 9 by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.lct.org.