Further Casting Announced for All My Sons, Hobson's Choice, Porgy and Bess at London's Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
27 Mar 2014
Further casting has been announced for productions that will play at London's Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park this summer, including Tony-winning actress Brid Brennan (who will appear in All My Sons) and Broadway's Cedric Neal (who will play Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess, a role he understudied in the last Broadway revival in 2012).
All My Sons, in which Brennan (who won a 1992 Tony for Dancing at Lughnasa) will play Kate Keller opposite Tom Mannion as her husband Joe Keller, will begin performances May 15 prior to an official opening May 20, for a run through June 7. Timothy Sheader will direct a cast that also includes Charles Aitken as their son Chris and Amy Nuttall as Ann Deever.
Hobson's Choice, which begins performances June 12 prior to an official opening June 17 for a run through July 12, will see Karl Davies join the previously announced Mark Benton, to play the role of Willy Mossop. Davies is best known for his long-running television roles as Robert Sugden in "Emmerdale" and Lyle Anderson in "Kingdom." Stage roles include appearing in Propeller’s The Winter’s Tale and Henry V, directed by Edward Hall.
Porgy and Bess, which begins performances July 17 prior to an official opening July 28 for a run through Aug. 23, will star the previously announced Rufus Bonds Jr. and Nicola Hughes in the title roles. They are newly joined by Jade Ewen (former member of pop group Sugababes, and who previously represented the U.K. in the 2009 Eurovision Song Congtest) as Clara, Cedric Neal as Sportin’ Life, Golda Rosheuvel as Serena and Leon Lopez as Jake.
For further details and to book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 826 4242 or visit www.openairtheatre.com.
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