By Kenneth Jones
05 Jun 2007
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Signature artistic director Eric Schaeffer will give "this new production an edgier, sexier twist tailored for American audiences in the intimate playing space of Signature's MAX Theater," according to the D.C.-area Helen Hayes Award-winning Equity troupe.
In addition to the previously announced Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Christiane Noll and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (in the title roles) and Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as the devilish man they conjure, the June 5-July 15 run includes Jeremy Benton, Brianne Cobuzzi, Matt Conner, David Covington, Erin Driscoll, Ilona Dulaski, Sherri L. Edelen, James Gardiner, Karlah Hamilton, Amy McWilliams, Brittany O'Grady, Diego Prieto, Tammy Roberts, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Scott J. Strasbaugh and Harry A. Winter.
With book and lyrics by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe, The Witches of Eastwick was launched in London's West End in 2000. Cameron Mackintosh produced.
The property is based on the John Updike novel and 1987 film of the same name.
Kudisch is the devilish Darryl Van Horne (played by Jack Nicholson in the film), Skinner plays the would-be sculptress Alexandra, Christiane Noll is the uptight cellist Jane, and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan is the tongue-tied newspaper reporter Sukie.
The creative team includes music director Jon Kalbfleisch, choreographer Karma Camp, set designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Alejo Vietti, lighting designer Chris Lee, sound designer Matt Rowe, orchestrator Bruce Coughlin and production stage manager Kerry Epstein.
The production is by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.
Opening is June 11. For more information, visit www.signature-theatre.org.