Curtis Billings, Edward Hibbert, Darren Pettie Will Jump Onto Olympia Dukakis' Milk Train in NYC

News   Curtis Billings, Edward Hibbert, Darren Pettie Will Jump Onto Olympia Dukakis' Milk Train in NYC
 
Complete casting has been announced for Roundabout Theatre Company's new winter 2011 production of Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, starring Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis.

Edward Hibbert
Edward Hibbert Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Directed by Michael Wilson, this production — to play Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre Jan. 7-April 3, 2011 — premiered in May 2008 at Hartford Stage. It was the culmination of Wilson's ten-year project on the work of Tennessee Williams.

Opening night is Jan. 30. Wilson's New York cast (slightly different than in Hartford) includes Curtis Billings (Giulio), Elisa Bocanegra (Simonetta), Olympia Dukakis (Flora Goforth), Edward Hibbert (Witch of Capri), Maggie Lacey (Frances Black) and Darren Pettie (Christopher Flanders). Hibbert steps into the female role of the witch directly from starring in Roundabout's revival of Mrs. Warren's Profession.

Here's how Roundabout characterizes the play: "In this haunting Tennessee Williams drama, Olympia Dukakis stars as Flora Goforth, a wealthy American widow. In her picturesque Italian mountaintop home, Flora has detached from the world in order to write her memoirs. When a handsome and mysterious young visitor arrives without warning to keep Flora company in her final hours, this dreamlike play blossoms into a fascinating meditation on life and death."

The design team includes Jeff Cowie (sets), David C. Woolard (costumes), Rui Rita (lights) & John Gromada (original music and sound).

Roundabout Theatre Company has a long association with Tennessee Williams, having staged The Glass Menagerie (2009-2010), Suddenly Last Summer (2006-2007), A Streetcar Named Desire (2004-2005), The Night of the Iguana (1995-1996), Summer and Smoke (1995-1996 and 1975-1976) and The Glass Menagerie (1994-1995). Ticket prices range from $71-81. Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, going online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or visiting the Laura Pels Box Office (111 West 46th Street).

To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212) 719-1300. The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2 PM.

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