Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting for its 2017 summer season. Among those coming onboard are Tony winner Cynthia Erivo, Steven Pasquale, Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, and Alexandra Socha.
Erivo, who won a Tony Award last year for her performance in The Color Purple, and Pasquale will lead a reading of Lempicka. The musical, featuring music by Invisible Thread's Matt Gould and a book by Carson Kreitzer, is part of WTF's Fridays@3 Reading Series. The Great Comet director Rachel Chavkin will helm the August 4 presentation.
Joining the previously announced Main Stage and Nikos Stage Season casts are Bernard White in The Clean House (July 19–29), Maurice Jones in A Legendary Romance (August 3–20), Hiram Delgado, Maurice Jones, and Jonghoon Han in The Model American (June 28–July 9), and Joshua Boone and Raúl Castillo in Where Storms Are Born. Saheem Ali has also joined the latter production as director, replacing the previously announced Leisl Tommy, who had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts (July 12–23).
Milioti, Sadoski, Gene Jones, Jeanine Serralles, and Ryan Spahn join the cast of Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (July 26–August 6), and Socha and Joshua Boone will be featured in Actually, a co-world premiere with Geffen Playhouse, which WTF produces in association with Manhattan Theater Club (August 9–20).
Additional works that will be part of the Fridays@3 Reading Series have also been announced: Seared by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz Von Stuelpnagel and featuring Pasquale (July 7), The Fit by Carey Perloff (July 14), WTF’s 2017 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award winner Noura by Heather Raffo (WTF’s 2017 Jay Harris Commission recipient), directed by Joanna Settle (July 21), Blue Skies Process by Abe Koogler (July 28), Overjoyed by Ethan Lipton, directed by Oliver Butler (August 11), and Screenplay By Stalin by Tom Fontana, directed by Laura Savia (August 18). These readings have limited availability and will be hosted at The Clark auditorium.
For ticket information, visit WTFestival.org.