Dee Hoty and Randall Duk Kim will star in The Lion in Winter at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. The production will commence Aug. 14 for a run through Aug. 26.
Sharon Gless bowed out of the staging of The Lion in Winter a couple weeks ago. The "Cagney & Lacey" star was recently cast in the new cable series "Queer as Folk" (based on the controversial English program), and filming precluded her from honoring her Cape Cod commitment. Hoty then stepped in to take her place in the James Goldman play.
Randall Duk Kim was play Henry II, King of England. Kim's recent theatre credits include David Henry Hwang's Golden Child on Broadway and A Majority of One Off-Broadway.
Hoty has been nominated for a Tony for The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, The Will Rogers Follies and Footloose, her most recent credit.
Closing the season will be Radio Gals, by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick, Aug. 28-Sept. 9 2000 marks new Cape Playhouse artistic director Evans Haile's first season. Haile conceived and staged 1995's Yes, There Were Giants and 1999's Broadway's Best Sing Gershwin, seen at both the Cape and Ogunquit Playhouses. The Dennis theatre was founded in 1927.
For more information, call (508) 385-3911.
-- By Robert Simonson