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News Kerwin Joins Cast of Broadway's August: Osage County Brian Kerwin, whose Main Stem credits include After the Night and the Music and The Little Foxes, has joined the cast of Broadway's August: Osage County, which will begin previews at the Imperial Theatre Oct. 30.

Brian Kerwin
Brian Kerwin

Kerwin will play Steve Heidebrecht in Tracy Letts' play, which will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Kerwin previously worked with the playwright on his Pulitzer Prize-nominated Man of Nebraksa.

After a sold-out engagement at Steppenwolf, August: Osage County will officially open on Broadway Nov. 20. The play, according to press notes, is described as such: "When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must return to their three-story home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter. With rich insight and brilliant humor, Letts paints a vivid portrait of a Midwestern family at a turning point."

The drama also features Steppenwolf ensemble members Ian Barford, Francis Guinan, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry, Rondi Reed and Rick Snyder, as well as Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Fawn Johnstin, Dennis Letts and Troy West.

In addition to his Broadway credits, Kerwin has also appeared onstage in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? and Emily. His film credits include "Torch Song Trilogy," "Getting Away with Murder," "The West Wing," "Beggars and Choosers" and "Without a Trace."

The production will feature sets by Todd Rosenthal, costumes by Ana Kuzmanic, lighting by Ann Wrightson and sound design by Richard Woodbury. David Singer will pen original music. Show times will be Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

The Imperial Theatre is located in Manhattan at 245 West 45th Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting


Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of August: Osage County opened July 8 after previews from June 28. It closed Aug. 26.

The staging played at the Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, in Chicago.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Tracy Letts became a Steppenwolf ensemble member in 2002 and was recently named an artistic associate. He has appeared at Steppenwolf in Betrayal, The Pillowman, Last of the Boys, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also Dublin and Toronto), Three Days of Rain, Road to Nirvana, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and the Steppenwolf for Young Adults production of The Glass Menagerie.

Director Shapiro is an ensemble member at Steppenwolf, where her directing credits include The Unmentionables by Bruce Norris (also at Yale Rep), the world premiere of Bruce Norris' The Pain and the Itch (also in New York), Robert Anderson's I Never Sang for My Father, the world premiere of Tracy Letts' Man from Nebraska, Until We Find Each Other by Brooke Berman, Purple Heart by Bruce Norris (also in Galway, Ireland), The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey, the world premiere of The Ordinary Yearning of Miriam Buddwing by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Warren Leight's Side Man (also in Ireland, Australia and Vail, Colorado), Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain and the world premiere of Bruce Norris' The Infidel.

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