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Harriet Harris, David Rasche, and More Join New Berkshire Theatre Group Season

The company has announced casting for its lineup of summer productions.

Tony winner Harriet Harris joins the cast of Christopher Durang's Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Actor's Nightmare at Berkshire Theatre Group.
(© Allison Stock)

Casting has been announced for Berkshire Theatre Group's upcoming summer season.

Jason Odell Williams's Church & State (June 14-30) will feature Judy Jerome as Sara Whitmore, Keira Naughton as Alex Klein, Graham Rowat as Senator Charles, and Andy Talen as Tom, Marshall, Reporter, and Security Guy. Charlotte Cohn will direct.

Lee Kalcheim's Coming Back Like a Song! (June 28-July 21) will feature David Garrison as Irving Berlin, Philip Hoffman as Harold Arlen, and David Rasche as Jimmy Van Heusen. Gregg Edelman will direct the mainstage production with music direction by Daniel Mollet.

The company's production of the rock musical Hair (July 5-August 11) will feature Katie Birenboim as Crissy, Ariel Blackwood as Tribe, Shayna Blass as Tribe, Chance Brayman as Tribe, Andrew Cekala as Claude, Latoya Edwards as Dionne, Kayla Foster as Sheila, Kristopher Saint Louis as Tribe, Livvy Marcus as Jeanie, Mason Alexander Park as Tribe, Sarah Sun Park as Tribe, Michael Viruet as Berger, and Eric Williams as Hud.

The mainstage production of Robert E. Sherwood's The Petrified Forest (August 2-25) will feature David Adkins as Alan Squier, Rebecca Brooksher as Gabby Maple, Joey Collins as Ruby, Sean Cullen as Jason Maple, Jeremy Davidson as Duke Mantee, Shawn Fagan as Boze Hertzlinger, Jonathan Hogan as Gramp Maple, and Walter Hudson as Mr. Chisholm. David Auburn directs.

Christopher Durang's comedic duet Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Actor's Nightmare (August 16-31) will feature Harriet Harris as Sister Mary Ignatius and Sarah Siddons, Jenn Harris as Dame Ellen Terry and Philomena Rostovitch, Tom Story as Gary Sullavan and Henry Irving, and Matthew Sullivan as Aloysius Busiccio and George Spelvin. Matthew Penn directs.

Finally, Nicholas Wright's new version of Luigi Pirandello's Naked (September 27-October 28) will feature David Adkins as Alfredo Cantavalle, James Barry as Franco Laspiga, Tara Franklin as Ersilia Drei, Barbara Sims as Signora Onoria, and Rocco Sisto as Ludovico Nota. Eric Hill directs.

For more information about the Berkshire Theatre Group season, click here.