Scott Elliott, a recent Drama Desk nominee for his direction of Playwrights Horizons' The Monogamist, just installed Stephen Bill's Curtains at the John Houseman Theatre and will be spending the summer productively with a pair of plays he'll stage for two-week runs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The first play, which will play June 12-25, will be a revival--actually, a radical revision of--Jon Robin Baitz's The End of the Day, and a powerhouse cast has been lined up for its resurrection: David Marshall Grant, Claudia Shear, Michael Hayden, Patrick Cassidy, Lynn Cohen and Stephen Pearlman.
Elliott will follow this July 17-28 with the U.S. premiere of Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan. Ron Rifkin, who starred in Miller's most recent Broadway effort (Broken Glass), will have the lead. Tom Conti played it when the play world-premiered last year in London, directed by Michael Blakemore.
The End of the Day will open the season for the Williamstown's Other Stage. The Ride Down Mt. Morgan will occupy Williamstown's Main Stage, and during its run it will be playing opposite a vintage Miller on The Other Stage: his 1947 All My Sons. (Elia Kazan won the first directing Tony for helming it.)