Jeff Buckley Musical The Last Goodbye to Debut at Williamstown; Further Details of 2010 Season Emerge

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Additional works and casting have been announced for the summer season at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, which will include the world premiere of the Jeff Buckley musical The Last Goodbye and John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation.

Jeff Buckley
Jeff Buckley

Adapted by Michael Kimmel from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the music of late singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley will serve as the score to The Last Goodbye, which features arrangements by Kris Kukul (Kasper Hauser). Kimmel will direct the work as the final offering on the Nikos Stage, in Williamstown, MA, Aug. 5-20. The production will employ a cast of 14.

Guare's Oliver Award-winning play Six Degrees of Separation will take the second slot on the Williamstown slate July 14-25. The WTF production of Our Town (July 28-Aug. 8) will also welcome Tony Award winner John Rubinstein to a cast that includes previously announced Becky Ann Baker (All My Sons), Dylan Baker (God of Carnage), Jessica Hecht (A View from the Bridge) and Campbell Scott (The Spanish Prisoner). Artistic director Nicholas Martin will direct.

As previously announced, the summer season will open with an all-male production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, starring Christopher Fitzgerald and directed by Jessica Stone, June 30-July 11. Terry Kinney (Reasons to Be Pretty on Broadway), will helm Lanford Wilson's The Fifth of July Aug. 11-22 as the final production of the season on the WTF main stage.

Nikos Stage productions include Judy Gold's It's Jewdy's Show! (June 23-July 4), Mat Smart's Samuel J. and K. (July 7-18) and Amy Herzog's After the Revolution (July 21-Aug. 1).

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