Steven Pasquale
(© Tristan Fuge)
Steven Pasquale
(© Tristan Fuge)
The Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced full cast and creative teams for its production of Neil Simon's comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers, to run July 11-22 at the Nikos Theatre, and the workshop presentation of the musical Far From Heaven, to run July 19-29 on the Mainstage Theatre.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers, to be directed by Jessica Stone, focuses on Barney Cashman, a middle-aged restaurant manager who has a very nice married existence, but wants to have a last fling with passion.

The cast will feature Brooks Ashmanskas, Leslie Bibb, Susie Essman, and Lili Taylor. The creative team includes Alexander Dodge (sets), Philip Rosenberg (lighting), Clint Ramos (costumes), Drew Levy (sound), and Aaron Rhyne (projections).

Far From Heaven, based on the motion picture written and directed by Todd Haynes, features a book by Richard Greenberg and an original score Scott Frankel (music) and Michael Korie (lyrics).

The show, to be directed by Michael Greif, focuses on Cathy Whitaker, who seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel -- with incendiary consequences

The cast will feature JB Adams (Annie) as Morris Farnsworth, Nancy Anderson as Eleanor Fine, Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Sybil, Brandon Victor Dixon as Raymond Deagan, Sarah Jane Everman as Doreen/Connie/Patti Page, Alison Fraser as Mona Lauder, Kate Hamilton as Nancy, Chris Hoch as Stan Fine, Crystal Lucas-Perry as Esther, Preston Martin as Blond Son, Alexa Niziak as Janice Whitaker, Kelli O'Hara as Cathy Whitaker, Steven Pasquale as Frank Whitaker, Charlie Plummer as David Whitaker, Michael James Shaw as Musician/Gus, Mary Stout as Mrs. Leacock, and Tony Yazbeck as Dick Dawson.

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes) Kenneth Posner (lighting), Nevin Steinberg (sound), Peter Nigrini (projections), Larry Yurman (music direction), and Bruce Coughlin (orchestrations).

For more information, call 413-597-3400 or visit www.wtfestival.org