Will Swenson Joins Cast of Trevor Nunn-Helmed Pericles

News   Will Swenson Joins Cast of Trevor Nunn-Helmed Pericles
 
Tony nominee Will Swenson, who returned this week to the Broadway company of Les Misérables, has joined the cast of Theatre for a New Audience's production of Pericles, helmed by four-time Tony winner Trevor Nunn.

Will Swenson
Will Swenson

The forthcoming Off-Broadway staging will star the previously announced Christian Camargo (All My SonsRomeo & Juliet, "The Hurt Locker") in the title role. 

The Odysseus-like story follows Pericles as he wanders the world of the Aegean. Performances will begin Feb. 14, 2016, with an official opening night scheduled for Feb. 25. The engagement will run through March 27 at Brooklyn's Polonsky Shakespeare Center.

The complete cast also features Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Earl Baker Jr., Philip Casnoff, Gia Crovatin, Lilly Englert, Nina Hellman, Zachary Infante, Patrice Johnson Chevannes, John Keating, Ian Lassiter, Sam Morales, Raphael Nash Thompson, Michael Siberry and PigPen Theatre Co. as the players and musicians, with Alex Falberg, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Ryan Melia, Matt Nuernberger, Arya Shahi and Dan Weschler.

The production marks the first time that acclaimed director and former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre Nunn will stage Shakespeare in the U.S. His Broadway credits include Les Miserables, A Little Night Music, Oklahoma! and Sunset Boulevard, among many more. It will also mark the third Shakespearean title role for Camargo, whose Shakespearean resume also includes As You Like It, The Tempest and Henry V. TFNA's Pericles will feature live and recorded music written by Irish composer Shaun Davey, scenic design by Robert Jones, costume design by Constance Hoffman, lighting design by Stephen Strawbridge, sound design by Daniel Kluger and choreography by Brian Brooks. Renee Lutz is the production stage manager.

Tickets will be available in January by visiting TFNA.org, by phone at (866) 811-4111, or in person at the Theatre for a New Audience Box Office, located at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn.

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