Hal Holbrook to Headline Hartford Stage Our Town

News   Hal Holbrook to Headline Hartford Stage Our Town Hal Holbrook will star as the Stage Manager later this year in Thornton Wilder's Our Town for the Hartford Stage season opener.

A company spokesperson confirmed the show would open the new season. A director, dates and further details are forthcoming.

The actor has a history with the Grover's Corners, New Hampshire-set Our Town. He played the role of Stage Manager for the 1977 television version opposite Ned Beatty, Barbara Bel Geddes and more.

Holbrook made his Broadway debut in Do You Know the Milky Way? and has since appeared in After the Fall, Marco Millions, Incident at Vichy, Tartuffe, The Glass Menagerie, Man of La Mancha, The Apple Tree, I Never Sang for My Father, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and An American Daughter. He won a 1966 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his solo show, Mark Twain Tonight!, which he also reprised on Broadway in 1977 and 2005. Holbrook has appeared in the films "All the President’s Men," "Julia," "Wall Street," "The Firm," "Men of Honor" and "The Majestic."

Hartford Stage currently presents August Wilson's Fences (through Feb. 11) and continues the remainder of this season with Luis Alfaro's Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (March 1-April 1), Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife (April 12-May 13) and Nightingale written by and starring Lynn Redgrave (May 24-Jun 24).

Hartford Stage is located at 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT. Tickets for current shows are available by calling (860) 527-5151 . For more information visit www.hartfordstage.org.