Joining the previously announced Jessica Hecht and Wendy Malick for Williamstown's production of Blithe Spirit are Michael Boatman (Master Harold…and the Boys), Kate Jennings Grant (Proof, An American Daughter), Jenn Harris (Modern Orthodox), Adriane Lenox (Tony Award winner for Doubt) and Bernard White (Landscape of the Body).
The design team for Blithe Spirit comprises Nicole Pearce (lighting), Neil Patel (set design), Fitz Patton (sound design) and Katherine Roth (costume design). Maria Mileaf will direct the production, running July 18-29.
The world premiere of David Kirshenbaum and Daniel Goldfarb's Party Come Here has announced full casting: Kate Reinders (Wicked, Gypsy, Good Vibrations), Malcolm Gets (Amour, A New Brain, Hello Again), Hunter Foster (The Producers, Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors), Kaitlin Hopkins (Noises Off, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Adam Heller (Caroline, or Change, A Class Act) and Chauntee Shuler (The Lion King).
Xanadu's Christopher Ashley directs with a design team that includes Howell Binkley (lighting), G.W. Mercier (set design), Jim van Bergen (sound design), David Woolard (costume design), Dan Knechteges (choreography) and Vadim Feichtner (musical direction). Party Come Here plays July 25-Aug. 5.
Those interested in catching a double-feature can purchase a bus package offered through the festival, which will take New Yorkers from Bryant Park to Williamstown to see the July 28 matinee of Blythe Spirit and the evening performance of Party Come Here. The cost of the package is $140, which includes round-trip motor coach transportation as well as tickets to both shows. Tickets for the bus package may be purchased by calling the Festival box office at (413) 597-3400 or online at wtfestival.org.