As previously reported, Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love," "Boy's Don't Cry") will star as Abigail in Abigail/1702, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's drama that picks up several years after Arthur Miller's The Crucible ends. David Esbjornson directs a cast that also includes Patrick Heusinger (Next Fall) as John Brown, Paxton Whitehead (The Importance of Being Ernest) as Judge/Rev. Parris/Man in Gray Suit and Laila Robins (Heartbreak House) as Elizabeth/Margaret Hale.
Itamar Moses and Michael Friedman's The Fortress of Solitude will feature Santino Fontana (Sons of the Prophet, A View from the Bridge), Kyle Beltran (In the Heights), André De Shields (The Full Monty, Ain’t Misbehavin), John Ellison Conlee (The Constant Wife, The Full Monty) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange). Daniel Aukin will direct.
The Readings Festival 1 will be populated by such actors as Tim Daly ("Wings," "Private Practice"), Dana Delany ("Desperate Housewives," "China Beach"), Seth Gilliam ("The Wire," "Oz"), Tony winner La Chanze (The Color Purple, Once On This Island) and Jon Tenney ("The Closer," "Brothers and Sisters").
Powerhouse's Readings Festival 1 has also announced the addition of "Wendy and the Lost Boys," a new screenplay by Tony nominee Jon Robin Baitz (Other Desert Cities) and Michael Hoffman ("The Last Station") and For Worse by Deborah Rennard ("Due South").