DeWitt, Drew and Hecht Are Three Sisters for Williamstown; Casting Also Complete for Broke-ology

News   DeWitt, Drew and Hecht Are Three Sisters for Williamstown; Casting Also Complete for Broke-ology Complete casting has been announced for the Williamstown Theatre Festival productions of Three Sisters and the world premiere of Broke-ology.

For the Williamstown main stage, Tony nominee Michael Greif stages Paul Schmidt's translation of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, running July 16-27.

Rosemarie DeWitt (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea), Sarah Drew (Vincent in Brixton) and Jessica Hecht (Howard Katz) will star as the sisters who long for a life outside their own in the bustling city of Moscow.

Joining them will be Cassie Beck (Drunken City), Michael Cristofer (The Shadow Box), Cary Donaldson, Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd), Jonathan Fried (Landscape of the Body), Stephen Kunken (Rock 'n' Roll), Peter Maloney (Dinner at Eight), Roberta Maxwell (Equus), Keith Nobbs (Dog Sees God) and Joe Tippett.

The design team for Three Sisters includes set design by Tony nominee Allen Moyer (Grey Gardens), costume design by Clint Ramos (The Fifth Column), lighting design by Tony winner Ken Posner (Coast of Utopia), sound design by Walter Trarbach (The Farnsworth Invention) and original music by Michael Friedman (Saved).

For the Nikos Stage, In the Heights' Tony-nominated director Thomas Kail will stage the world premiere of Nathan Jackson's Broke-ology, running July 9-20. Jackson's work, according to press notes, follows "two brothers caring for their ailing father [who] face the dilemma of following their dreams or honoring the unspoken promise of familial loyalty."

Confirmed for the premiere are Francois Battiste (Prelude to a Kiss), Gaius Charles ("Friday Night Lights"), Wendell Pierce ("The Wire") and April Yvette Thompson (The Exonerated).

Designing Broke-ology are Donyale Werle (set design), Emily Rebholz (costume design), Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (lighting design) and Jill DuBoff (sound design).

Tickets for the Williamstown season go on sale 12 noon on May 31. For tickets and further information visit www.wtfestival.org or (413) 597-3400.

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