Sharon Lawrence will play the role of Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, to be directed by Rees on the Main Stage, July 5-16. Well known for her TV roles of Sylvia Costas Sipowitz on NYPD Blue and Maisy Gibbons on Desperate Housewives, Lawrence has appeared on Broadway as Velma Kelly in Chicago and also in revivals of Fiddler on the Roof and Cabaret.
Emmy Rossum will play Juliet in the festival's Main Stage production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Will Frears, August 2-13. Her film credits include Poseidon, The Phantom of the Opera, Mystic River, and The Day After Tomorrow.
Click here to access TheaterMania's previous news story on the Williamstown season, which will also feature performances of Tennessee Williams's Sweet Bird of Youth (July 19-30); Double Double (August 16-27), a two-character thriller written by Rees and Rick Elice; Cusi Cram's Lucy and the Conquest (July 12-23); A Nervous Smile, by the recently deceased John Belluso (July 26-August 6); and the musical The Opposite of Sex (August 9-20), directed by its co-author, Robert Jess Roth. For further information, visit wtfestival.org.