Ellen Burstyn to Star in Classic Stage Company’s As You Like It | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Ellen Burstyn to Star in Classic Stage Company’s As You Like It
The Oscar and Tony winner will return to the stage for the John Doyle-helmed romantic comedy.
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Classic Stage Company has announced the complete cast for its upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, under the direction of Tony winner and CSC Artistic Director John Doyle.

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Performances are set to begin September 13; the production features music by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz.

Tapped to lead the cast of the Bard’s romantic comedy is Tony, Emmy, and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn, who will play the role of melancholy traveler Jaques.

Burstyn’s theatre, film, and TV career spans seven decades, during which she earned an Oscar for her performance in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, five additional Academy Award nominations, a Tony Award for Same Time, Next Year, two Emmy Awards (Law & Order: SVU and Political Animals), and six additional Emmy nominations, most recently for House of Cards.

Completing the cast of As You Like It are Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Celia), Noah Brody (Oliver/Corin), Hannah Cabell (Rosalind), André De Shields (Touchstone), Cass Morgan (Old Anna/Audrey), Leenya Rideout (Phoebe), David Samuel (Charles/Silvius), Kyle Scatliffe (Orlando), and Bob Stillman (Duke Frederick/Duke Senior).

The production will feature scenic design by Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, and lighting design by Mike Baldassari. David Arsenault is associate scenic designer, and Amy Sutton is associate costume designer.

As You Like It is a co-production with Bay Street Theater.

Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning August 22. For tickets visit classicstage.org, call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111, or in person at the box office, located at 136 East 13th Street, New York.


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