Casting Complete for George Street's Our Town, Starring Tony Winner Boyd Gaines
By Andrew Gans
Complete casting has been announced for the George Street Playhouse's 40th season-ending production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, which will begin performances at the New Jersey venue April 22.
As previously reported, Tony winner Boyd Gaines will play the Stage Manager; he will be reunited with director David Esbjornson, who helmed the recent Broadway revival of Driving Miss Daisy, in which Gaines starred both in New York and London.
Opening night is scheduled for April 25. Performances will continue through May 25.
Gaines will be joined by Pico Alexander as George Gibbs, Kati Brazda as Mrs. Gibbs, Aaron Ballard as Emily Webb, Sean Cullen as Doctor Gibbs, Wally Dunn as Professor Willard, Matthew Lawler as Simon Simpson, Kathleen McNenny as Mrs. Webb, Lee Sellars as Mr. Webb and Michael Sirow as Sam Craig with Christopher Gibbs as Joe Stoddard, Matthew Kuenne as Wally Webb, Mary McLain as Mrs. Soames, Christian Navarro as Si Crowell/Joe Crowell, Jr., Shazi Raja as Rebecca Gibbs, Brandon Rubin as Constable Warren and Dalton Gray as Howie Newsome.
Our Town marks the inaugural production of a collaboration between George Street and Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Esbjornson serves as head of the theatre program there, and graduating MFA candidates will be cast alongside seasoned professionals as part of this partnership.
“I am so pleased to welcome Boyd back to George Street,” said GSP artistic director David Saint in a previous statement. “He’s an extraordinary talent, and I couldn’t be more pleased that he is a part of this very special production in our 40th season."
The village of Grover’s Corners and the world of Our Town will be created by scenic designer Riccardo Hernandez, costume designer Beth Clancy, lighting designer Scott Zielinski, sound designer Ted Crimy and hair and wig designers David Bova and Jared Janus.
Tickets, beginning at $20, are available through the George Steet Playhouse Box Office (732) 246-7717 or online at www.GSPonline.org. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue.
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