Chicago Mayor Daley Toasts Steppenwolf's Sydney-Bound Osage | Playbill

PlayBlog Chicago Mayor Daley Toasts Steppenwolf's Sydney-Bound Osage
Following a brief reunion and rehearsal period in Chicago, the Steppenwolf production of August: Osage County - featuring much of the original cast - is now "Down Under" preparing to premiere the work to Sydney audiences beginning Aug. 13.

The Anna D. Shapiro-directed show, playing a limited run at the Sydney Theatre Company through Sept. 25, features Gary Cole (Steve Heidebrecht), Tony winner Deanna Dunagan (Violet Westin), Kimberly Guerrero (Johnna Monevata), Mariann Mayberry (Karen Weston), Amy Morton (Barbara Fordham), Sally Murphy (Ivy Weston), Paul Vincent O'Connor (Charlie Aiken), Jeff Perry (Bill Fordham), Molly Ranson (Jean Fordham), Tony winner Rondi Reed (Mattie Fae Aiken), Chelcie Ross (Beverly Weston), Troy West (Sheriff Deon Gilbeau) and Gary Wilmes (Little Charles).

August: Osage County enjoyed a sold-out run during its world premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2007. Just months later, the show transferred to Broadway where it played 648 performances, earned five Tony Awards and became one of the longest-running plays in Broadway history.

The company was sent off in style the afternoon of Aug. 6 when they were toasted by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Australian Consul-General Ms. Elizabeth Schick and members of the Steppenwolf staff.


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