Arrested Development’s Jessica Walter Will Star in Steel Magnolias

News   Arrested Development’s Jessica Walter Will Star in Steel Magnolias
Known for her roles on Arrested Development and Archer, Walter will take on a comedy classic this summer.
Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter

Bucks County Playhouse has announced details of its 2016 summer season, boasting the talents of Charles Busch, Alison Fraser, Julie Halston and Susan Sullivan.

The season will open with a revival of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, running May 27-June 18. Marsha Mason will direct a cast that features Jessica Walter as Ouiser Boudreaux, Patricia Richardson as M'lynn and Susan Sullivan as Clariree Belcher.

Following will be a new production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, directed by Hunter Foster and choreographed by Lorin Latarro. Performances run June 24-July 16.

Charles Busch and members of the original Off-Broadway cast of The Divine Sister, including Alison Fraser, Julie Halston, Amy Rutberg, Jennifer Van Dyck and Jonathan Walker, will reprise their performances in a remounting of the acclaimed comedy July 22-August 13. Carl Andress will again direct.

The summer will conclude with Cake Off, the new musical that features a book by Sheri Wilner and Julia Jordan, lyrics by Adam Gwon and Jordan, and music by Gwon. Gaye Taylor Upchurch will direct the August 19-September 10 run.

Here’s how it’s billed: “Ready. Set. Bake! At the 50th Annual Millberry Cake Off, the stakes are high — one million dollars for the best homemade sugary delight! Things start to heat up when men are allowed to compete for the first time. Paul and Rita don their aprons, strap on their oven mitts and square off.”

BCP productions are produced by Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler.


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