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Williamstown Theatre Festival Adds Krysta Rodriguez, Rachel Tucker, and More

Chita Rivera also announces a special one-night-only concert at the Berkshires venue.

Krysta Rodriguez joins the cast of Theresa Rebeck's new comedy Seared at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
(© David Gordon)

Williamstown Theatre Festival, under the artistic direction of Mandy Greenfield, has announced additional casting for the 2018 summer season.

Joining the previously announced Main Stage and Nikos Stage Season casts are Ben Ahlers, Raymond Bokhour, and Will Cobbs in The Closet (June 26-July 14); Eden Espinosa, Natalie Joy Johnson, Justin Gregory Lopez, Steven Rattazzi, Michael McCorry Rose, Nathaniel Stampley, Kay Trinidad, and Rachel Tucker in Lempicka (July 19-August 1); Ben Ahlers, Vinie Burrows, Will Cobbs, Louisa Jacobson, Tom Pecinka, Liv Rooth, Roslyn Ruff, and Logan Schuyler Smith in The Member of the Wedding (August 5-19); Will Hochman in The Sound Inside (June 27-July 8); Joshua Boone, Alfie Fuller, and Christopher Livingston in Artney Jackson (July 11-22); Tré Davis, Michael Esper, and Krysta Rodriguez in Seared (July 25-August 4); and Phillip James Brannon, Michael Braun, Alfie Fuller, and Samira Wiley in Dangerous House (August 8-19).

The 2018 season will also include the special event, An Evening With Chita Rivera, on Monday, July 9, at 7:30pm on the Main Stage. Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform a one-night-only solo concert, benefiting Williamstown Theatre Festival. Last seen at WTF in The Visit, which subsequently transferred to Broadway, Rivera will re-create moments from her legendary career, showcasing the artistry and history that has made her a star of the Great White Way and beyond. She will be accompanied by her long-time trio, Michael Croiter (music director, percussion, guitar), Gary Adler (associate music director, piano), and Jim Donica (bass). All tickets purchased benefit Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play & Musical Development Initiative.