The comedy-laced piece is both an exploration of Shakespeare's works as well as great theatrical disasters. He has previously performed the show at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C., and in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Rees is currently represented on Broadway with Peter and the Starcatcher, which he co-directed with Alex Timbers. As a performer, he won a Tony Award for his performance The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
Among his other Broadway credits as an actor are The Addams Family, Uncle Vanya, and The Rehearsal, as well as Indiscretions, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. In addition, he has served as artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.