Jon Robin Baitz's Three Hotels Replaces Broadway-Bound You Can't Take It With You at Williamstown

News   Jon Robin Baitz's Three Hotels Replaces Broadway-Bound You Can't Take It With You at Williamstown
 
The Williamstown Theatre Festival has replaced its summer production of the Broadway-aimed revival of You Can't Take It With You with a new Robert Falls-directed production of Jon Robin Baitz's Three Hotels.

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Tony winner Falls (Desire Under the Elms, Death of a Salesman) will stage Baitz's (Other Desert Cities) two-person drama that will open the main stage season June 29-July 24.

You Can't Take It With You, which is slated to open on Broadway Aug. 11 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced under the direction of Tony nominee Christopher Ashley, would not have casting ready in time for the summer debut at Williamstown. A representative for the Broadway production confirmed to Playbill.com that the comedy is still on track for its New York return.

Click here to read Playbill.com's article about the previous titles announced for the Williamstown season, including A Streetcar Named Desire with Jessica Hecht and A Doll's House starring Lily Rabe.

Here's how Three Hotels is billed: "Ken Hoyle is an ambitious hatchet man for a multinational company that sells defective baby formula in developing African countries. His wife Barbara advises other young executive wives on life in the third world. Their days as idealistic Peace Corps volunteers are far behind them – physically and metaphorically — and the succession of moral compromises has taken its toll. Jon Robin Baitz weaves a timely tale of corporate misdeeds, personal tragedy, and marital discord that takes us into the private thoughts of a man and a woman searching for answers and aching for redemption."

Additions to the season also include a free production of Comedy of Errors at Poker Flats Field (July 13-16; July 19-22); Phil Soltanoff in residence to work on his piece SITSTANDWALKLIEDOWN; and Lewis Black hosting the annual Late Night Cabaret Series, kicking off July 7 in Goodrich Hall.

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