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T.R. Knight and Oscar Winner William Hurt to Join the Cast of Classic Stage's Romeo and Juliet

Knight and Hurt will join the previously announced Elizabeth Olsen, who will play Juliet.

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T.R. Knight
T.R. Knight
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Classic Stage Company has announced addition casting for its upcoming production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, which will play September 27-November 3 with an official opening October 16. As previously announced, Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of child actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, will star as Juliet.

The cast will also include Academy Award winner William Hurt (Tuck Everlasting) as Friar Laurence, Emmy Award nominee T.R. Knight (A Life In the Theater) as Mercutio, and Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (A Streetcar Named Desire) as the Nurse. Tea Alagić (Jackie) will direct.

CSC's production of the tragic love story Romeo & Juliet continues the company's exploration of the Bard's plays, which includes recent productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, and Hamlet.

Complete casting, including the production's Romeo, will be announced at a later date.

For more information and tickets to Romeo & Juliet, click here.

Tags: ShakespeareDaphne Rubin-VegaClassic StageElizabeth OlsenRomeo and JulietT.R. KnightWilliam HurtTea Alagić

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