Tony winner Kelli O’Hara will head to Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer for a one-night-only benefit concert. The event, titled Make Someone Happy with Kelli O’Hara, is set for July 24 on the Main Stage and will support musical theatre development at WTF.
This marks O’Hara’s third engagement with the festival. In 2012, she starred in Far From Heaven (as well as its Off-Broadway engagement the following year), and more recently, she led another concert, An Enchanted Evening, in 2014.
Williamstown Theatre Festival has also announced additional casting for three of its summer productions: Jeff McCarthy and Jose Maria Aguila in the new musical A Legendary Romance, Sheria Irving in the world premiere of Jason Kim’s The Model American, and Emmy winner Reg E. Cathey, Glenn Davis, and Tavi Gevinson in Halley Feiffer’s Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow.
A number of date and casting changes have also been made to the festival’s Fridays@3 Reading Series. Chris Myers will join Steven Pasquale in the previously announced reading of Theresa Rebeck’s Seared, which is now set for July 28 instead of the previously announced July 7. Abe Koogler’s Blue Skies Process will be presented on the earlier date in its place. André Holland, who was recently seen on Broadway in Jitney, will step in for the previously announced Leslie Odom Jr. in the June 8 reading of Safe Space, joining Stephanie Hsu. Odom Jr. will instead lead the August 11 reading of Ethan Lipton’s Overjoyed. Additionally, Lee Tegersen and Dean Winters are now set for the reading of Screenplay By Stalin on August 18.