Amy Morton and Deanna Dunagan
in August: Osage County
(© Joan Marcus)
Amy Morton and Deanna Dunagan
in August: Osage County
(© Joan Marcus)
Veteran actor Michael McGuire has taken over the role of Beverly Weston in Tracy Letts' critically acclaimed family drama, August: Osage County. He succeeds the late Dennis Letts, the playwright's father, who passed away last week.

As previously reported, the show will play its final performance at the Imperial Theatre on April 20, and reopen at the Music Box Theatre on April 29. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, August concerns a missing patriarch and the reunion of the Weston clan who must deal with his disappearance in rural Oklahoma.

The cast includes Ian Barford, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Brian Kerwin, Madeleine Martin, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry, Rondi Reed, Troy West, Munson Hicks, Susanne Marley, Jay Patterson, Dee Pelletier, Molly Ranson, Aaron Serotsky, and Kristina Valada-Viars. The creative team includes Todd Rosenthal (sets), Ann Wrightson (lights), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), Richard Woodbury (sound), and David Singer (original music).

McGuire received the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work in the Broadway play That Championship Season. His other stage credits include Hay Fever, Child's Play, and Baal.

For TheaterMania's review of August: Osage County, click here.