Kate Mulgrew
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Kate Mulgrew
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Kate Mulgrew will replace Tony Award winner Victoria Clark as Clytemnestra in the New York premiere of Charles L. Mee's Iphigenia 2.0, which begins the Signature Theatre Company's 2007-2008 season, August 7-September 30. The production, to be directed by Tina Landau, will open officially on August 23. Clark had to bow out due to a schedule conflict.

The cast will also include Jimonn Cole (Soldier), Will Fowler (Soldier), J.D. Goldblatt (Soldier), Chasten Harmon (Bridesmaid), Jesse Hooker (Soldier), Emily Kinney (Bridesmaid), Louisa Krause (Iphigenia), Tom Nelis (Agamemnon), Angelo Niakas (Old Greek Man), Seth Numrich (Achilles), and Rocco Sisto (Menelaus). The design team will feature Blythe R.D. Quinlan (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes), Scott Zielinski (lighting), and Jill BC DuBoff (sound).

As previously reported, Signature's season will feature two other works by Mee: the world premiere of the musical Queens Boulevard (November 6-December 30), directed by Davis McCallum; and the world premiere of Paradise Park (February 12-April 6), directed by Daniel Fish. In May 2008, the theater will present a new production of Edward Albee's Occupant as part of its Legacy Series.

Mulgrew recently starred Off-Broadway in Charles Busch's Our Leading Lady and earned critical acclaim for her work as Katharine Hepburn in the solo show Tea at Five. She is best known for her television work, including Star Trek: Voyager and Ryan's Hope.

For more information, visit www.signaturetheatre.org.