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Craig Bierko, Lindsay Mendez, and More Join 2017 Powerhouse Season

Adam Chanler-Berat, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and additional Broadway vets are also added to the roster. logo
Lindsay Mendez join the cast of This Ain't No Disco as part of the 2017 Powerhouse season.
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Vassar and New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for their 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, New York, which will run from June 23-July 30. Stars joining the annual summer development incubator include Tony nominee Lily Rabe, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht, Emmy winner and Academy Award nominee Carol Kane, Tony nominees Craig Bierko and Marc Kudisch, as well as Broadway veterans Adam Chanler-Berat, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lindsay Mendez, and more.

The Stephen Trask, Peter Yanowitz, and Rick Elice musical This Ain't No Disco, directed by Trip Cullman, will feature Adam Chanler-Berat, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Lindsay Mendez, along with Krystina Alabado, Ryan Cassata, Will Connelly, Chris Dwan, Antwayn Hopper, Jahi Kearse, Jo Lampert, Carson McCalley, and Samantha Marie Ware. This workshop presentation will play the Martel Theater at the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film from June 30-July 2.

The first Readings Festival will also feature a number of the newly announced actors, as follows:

Paris, Actors (June 25), written by Hamish Linklater and directed by Leigh Silverman, will feature Lily Rabe, Linus Roache, Marc Kudisch, and Craig Bierko, plus Danielle Davenport, Lilly Englert, Lucinda Linklater, Michael Rabe, Matthew Rauch, and Noah Robbins.

Ironweed (June 24), written by William Kennedy and Jodie Markell, based on the novel by William Kennedy and directed by Jodie Markell, will feature Jessica Hecht, Carol Kane, Kathryn Erbe, and Jason Butler Harner, as well as Kristen Bush, Neil D'Astolfo, Alex Esola, Gibson Frazier, Peter Gerety, Ken Marks, Chris McGarry, and David Rysdahl.

Little Orphan Danny (June 25), with book, music, and lyrics by Dan Finnerty, additional music by Dan Lipton, and direction by Sean Daniels, will be performed by Dan Finnerty and Julie Foldesi.

Kid Prince and Pablo (June 24), written by Brian Quijada, with original music by Marvin Quijada and direction by Pirronne Yousefzadeh, will star Brian Quijada, Marvin Quijada, Shannon Matesky, Christina Nieves, and Krystal Ortiz.

Casting for The Secret Life of Bees, Good Men Wanted, 'Inside Look' Workshops, Readings Festival #2, and more will be announced shortly.

For more information about the 2017 Powerhouse Theater Season, click here.