Barrington Stage Company has announced more casting for its upcoming summer season.
Rounding out the cast of Ragtime will be David Harris as Father and Allison Blackwell as Sarah's Friend. Joining the cast of Alan Ayckbourn's Taking Steps is Luke Smith. Mara Davi will play April in Company. Speech & Debate will feature Austin Davidson, Ben Getz, Edelen McWilliams, and Betsy Hogg. The cast of This includes Erica Dorfler, Mark Hildreth, Mark H. Dold, and Paris Remillard, with Louisa Proske directing.
As previously announced, Aaron Tveit will play Bobby in Company, running August 10-September 2. The Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical will be directed by Julianne Boyd, the company's artistic director. Tveit will costar alongside Ellen Harvey as Joanne, Lawrence Street as Harry, Jeanette Bayardelle as Sarah, Kate Loprest as Susan, Paul A. Schaefer as Peter, Jane Pfitsch as Jenny, James Ludwig as David, Lauren Marcus as Amy, Joseph Spieldenner as Paul, Peter Reardon as Larry, Nora Schell as Marta, and Rebecca Kuznick as Kathy. The production has choreography by Jeffrey Page, music supervision by Darren Cohen, and music direction by Alex Shields.
The season begins with Kunstler, starring Jeff McCarthy in the title role, alongside Erin Roché as Kerry. Kunstler is written by Jeffrey Sweet and directed by Meagen Fay. Performances begin May 18, with opening night set for May 21, for a run through June 10.
The Birds, directed by Boyd and written by Conor McPherson, will star Kathleen McNenny, Sasha Diamond, Christopher Innvar, and Rocco Sisto. The Birds begins previews June 15 and opens on June 18, for a run through July 8.
BSC's Ragtime, directed by Joe Calarco, will star Elizabeth Stanley as Mother, Darnell Abraham as Coalhouse, Zurin Villanueva as Sarah, J. Anthony Crane as Tateh, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka as Younger Brother, Anne L. Nathan as Goldman, Lawrence E. Street as Booker T. Washington, Matt Gibson as Willie Conklin, Allen Kendall as J.P. Morgan, Joe Ventricelli as Houdini, Eric Jon Malhum as Ford, Leanne A. Smith as Evelyn Nesbit, and John Little as Grandfather.
Rounding out the ensemble will be Robb Sherman, Allison Blackwell, Christin Avante' Byrdsong, Alex Nicholson, Danielle James, Frances Evans, and Elliot Trainor. Ragtime features a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, with choreography by Karma Camp, and musical direction by Darren Cohen. Ragtime begins previews June 21, opens June 24, and closes on July 15.
Alan Ayckbourn's Taking Steps, directed by Sam Buntrock, will feature Claire Brownell, Miles G. Jackson, Richard Hollis, Matthew Greer, and Helen Cespedes. It runs July 20-August 5.
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