Brian Herndon
Brian Herndon
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Paul Gordon's Emma, based on the novel by Jane Austen, which will play TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, California, August 22-September 16. The production, which will open on August 25, will be directed by Robert Kelley, the company's founding artistic director.

The cast will feature Lianne Marie Dobbs as Emma, Timothy Gulan as Mr. Knightly, Brian Herndon as Mr. Elton, Dani Marcus as Harriett, George Ward as Mr. Woodhouse, Suzanne Grodner as Mrs. Bates, Travis Poelle as Frank Churchill, Richard Frederick as Mr. Weston, Danielle Levin as Mrs. Elton, and Mindy Lym as Jane Fairfax.

Gordon was nominated for the Tony Award for the score to Jane Eyre. His other stage credits include Greeting from Venice Beach, Daddy Long Legs, and The Magnificent Ambersons. In addition, he co-wrote the theme to the hit television series Ally McBeal.

For more information, call 650-903-6000 or visit www.theatreworks.org.