Daniel Gerroll will replace Proof Tony nominee Larry Bryggman as Reverend Manders in the Amy Irving Ghosts at Classic Stage Company. The Ibsen drama will also change its first previews date by one day, beginning instead on Nov. 1.
A performer and directed, Gerroll recently helmed Blithe Spirit at the Bay Street Theatre this summer and appeared as novelist and political insider Gavin in Manhattan Theatre Club's House and Garden. His many credits include An Experiment With an Air Pump, Scotland Road, Psychopathia Sexualis, Translations and High Society, netting him a Theatre World Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and an Obie.
Irving, who stars as Mrs. Helen Alving, was Oscar-nominated for her role opposite Barbra Streisand and Mandy Patinkin in "Yentl." Her Broadway credits include the Roundabout's 1997 Three Sisters, Broken Glass, Heartbreak House and Amadeus. She was also featured in the film version of "I'm Not Rappaport."
David Patrick Kelly, a veteran of many Richard Foreman pieces including Pearls for Pigs, is Jakob Engstrand. Ted Schneider is Alving's son Oswald who returns from abroad with a destructive secret, a remnant of his father's past sins. Lisa Demont plays Regina.
Daniel Fish directs. His recent credits include Loot at the McCarter Theatre and True Love at the Zipper Theatre. Single tickets are $50-$35 with a half price discount for CSC members. Membership costs $30. Classic Stage Company is located at 136 East 13th St. and on the web at http://www.classicstage.com.
— By Christine Ehren