Leslie Bibb, Steven Pasquale Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Productions
Last of the Red Hot Lovers, to be directed by Jessica Stone, focuses on Barney Cashman, a middle-aged restaurant manager who has a very nice married existence, but wants to have a last fling with passion.
The cast will feature Brooks Ashmanskas, Leslie Bibb, Susie Essman, and Lili Taylor. The creative team includes Alexander Dodge (sets), Philip Rosenberg (lighting), Clint Ramos (costumes), Drew Levy (sound), and Aaron Rhyne (projections).
Far From Heaven, based on the motion picture written and directed by Todd Haynes, features a book by Richard Greenberg and an original score Scott Frankel (music) and Michael Korie (lyrics).
The show, to be directed by Michael Greif, focuses on Cathy Whitaker, who seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel -- with incendiary consequences
The cast will feature JB Adams (Annie) as Morris Farnsworth, Nancy Anderson as Eleanor Fine, Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Sybil, Brandon Victor Dixon as Raymond Deagan, Sarah Jane Everman as Doreen/Connie/Patti Page, Alison Fraser as Mona Lauder, Kate Hamilton as Nancy, Chris Hoch as Stan Fine, Crystal Lucas-Perry as Esther, Preston Martin as Blond Son, Alexa Niziak as Janice Whitaker, Kelli O'Hara as Cathy Whitaker, Steven Pasquale as Frank Whitaker, Charlie Plummer as David Whitaker, Michael James Shaw as Musician/Gus, Mary Stout as Mrs. Leacock, and Tony Yazbeck as Dick Dawson.
The creative team includes Allen Moyer (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes) Kenneth Posner (lighting), Nevin Steinberg (sound), Peter Nigrini (projections), Larry Yurman (music direction), and Bruce Coughlin (orchestrations).