Kelsey Kurz and Dan McCabe Will Join Joanna Gleason in Huntington's Sons of the Prophet

News   Kelsey Kurz and Dan McCabe Will Join Joanna Gleason in Huntington's Sons of the Prophet
 
Actor Kelsey Kurz has replaced the previously announced Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana in the Huntington Theatre Company world premiere of Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet.

Casting is now complete for the work that will arrive Off-Broadway in the fall at the Roundabout Theatre Company; casting for the Roundabout production has yet to be announced.

Kurz, who was seen in the recent Broadway revival of The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, will step into the role of Joseph. Fontana was to originate the role, but currently appears in the acclaimed Broadway revival of The Importance of Being Earnest, which has extended through July. 

Sons of the Prophet will also star previously announced Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Joe Egg, Into the Woods) as Gloria.

The new play about a young man dealing with the accidental death of his father will be staged by Huntington artistic director Peter DuBois. Sons of the Prophet will run April 1-May 1 at the Calderwood Pavilion.  It will officially open April 13.

Also newly-added are Dan McCabe (Donnie Darko) as Charles, Yusef Bulos (Fiddler on the Roof, Indians) as Bill, Jonathan Louis Dent (The Good Negro) as Vin, Lizbeth Mackay (All My Sons, The Price) as Mrs. McAndrew, Dee Nelson (All My Sons) as Dr. Manor and Charles Socarides (Awake and Sing!) as Timothy. According to the Huntington: "Charles and Joseph are having one hell of a year. When a prank-gone-wrong in a the small town of Nazareth, PA leads to the death of their father, the two brothers struggle with their health, livelihoods, and sanity as a series of unfortunate events spiral into operatic miseries. In an age where most people look to faith, finances, or even modern medicine to solve any unpleasantries in life, Sons of the Prophet takes a brutally funny look at unresolved chronic pain and the many ways we cope with the overwhelming."

The production will have set design by two-time Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II and lighting design by Japhy Weideman.

The Roundabout staged Karam's Speech & Debate Off-Broadway as the inaugural work in its Roundabout Underground series. Karam's plays also include columbinus, Girl on Girl and an upcoming chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly. Karam is currently completing the screenplay for a film adaptation of Speech & Debate.

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