Parsons and Regan to Join August: Osage County Cast June 17

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Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and Steppenwolf actress Molly Regan will join the cast of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tracy Letts drama, August: Osage County, June 17.

Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons.
Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Parsons will succeed 2008 Tony nominee Deanna Dunagan in the role of Violet, and Regan will step into the role of Mattie Fae, which was created by another 2008 Tony nominee, Rondi Reed.

Also on June 17, Robert Foxworth will step into the August role of Charlie, succeeding original cast member Francis Guinan, and Jim True-Frost joins the troupe as Little Charles. Frank Wood, the Tony Award-winning veteran of Side Man, will begin playing Jeff Perry's role of Bill Fordham on June 17 as well.

Estelle Parsons made her Broadway debut in Happy Hunting and was most recently on The Great White Way in Morning's at Seven. In between, she starred in Whoop-Up; Beg, Borrow or Steal; Mother Courage and Her Children; Ready When You Are, C.B.!; Malcolm; The East Wind; Galileo; The Seven Descents of Myrtle; A Way of Life; And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little; Mert & Phil; The Norman Conquests; Ladies at the Alamo; Miss Margarida's Way; The Pirates of Penzance; Shimada; and The Shadow Box. Parsons received Tony nominations for her work in Morning's at Seven, Miss Margarida's Way, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little and The Seven Descents of Myrtle. Also a star of film and TV, Parsons garnered an Academy Award for her performance in "Bonnie and Clyde."

Molly Regan has been seen on Broadway in The Crucible and Stepping Out, in the West End in Love Song and Off-Broadway in The Seagull, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Booth. She has spent nine seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and her screen credits include "The Emperor's Club," "Pollock," "Bullets Over Broadway," "New York Stories," "The Education of Max Bickford," "The Sopranos," "Law and Order" and "Cosby." Regan has been a Steppenwolf ensemble member since 1985.

Directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County is the "explosively funny comedy-drama focusing on the Weston family following the disappearance of the family's patriarch." The Steppenwolf Theatre production of August has been nominated for seven 2008 Tony Awards.

Performances play The Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street.

August: Osage County performs Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 PM, matinees on Wednesday and Saturdays at 2 PM, Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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