While Tommy Tune and William Finn prepare to musicalize The Royal Family for Broadway, Williamstown Theatre Festival is returning to the original George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber text and reviving July 3-14 their big hit of 1927. The backstage comedy spoofing an acting dynasty not at all unlike the Barrymores has been appropriately outfitted in all-stars by director Nicholas (Full Gallop) Martin. The cast, for starters, will include Blythe Danner, Mirian Seldes, Victor Garber, Andrea Martin, Simon Jones and Kate Burton.
The non-musical The Royal Family will follow onto Williamstown's Main Stage its season opener (June 14-20), a revival of The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore with Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, directed by David Schweizer. It will be followed by Arthur Miller's new The Road to Mt. Morgan, directed by Scott Elliott (July 17-28); Moliere's The Learned Ladies, adapted by Richard Wilbur and directed by Jim Simpson (July 31-Aug. 11), and Filumenia, adapted by and starring Maria Tucci and directed by James Naughton (Aug. 14-25).
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