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Jessica Hecht, S. Epatha Merkerson, and More Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival

The lineup will include four world premiere plays and a new musical.

Jessica Hecht and more are set for Williamstown Theatre Festival's upcoming summer season.
Jessica Hecht and more are set for Williamstown Theatre Festival's upcoming summer season.
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Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced plans for its 2017 summer season, running from June 27-August 20 and including four world premieres, a new musical, and more.

The Main Stage season with a production of a new play by Jen Silverman, The Roommate (June 27-July 16), directed by Mike Donahue and featuring Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba) in her WTF debut alongside Jane Kaczmarek (Lost in Yonkers). Sarah Ruhl's 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist comedy The Clean House (July 19-July 29) will continue the season, starring Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (The Price). Rebecca Taichman (Indecent) will direct. The season closes with the new musical A Legendary Romance (August 3-August 20), with music and lyrics by Geoff Morrow and book by Timothy Prager. Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard) will direct.

The Nikos Stage season kicks off June 28 with the world premiere of Jason Kim's play The Model American (June 28-July 9), directed by Danny Sharron. Next comes the world premiere of Where Storms Are Born (July 12-July 23) by Harrison David Rivers, directed by Tony nominee Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed) and starring Myra Lucretia Taylor (Nine). The world premiere play Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (July 26-August 6) by Halley Feiffer will be directed by Trip Cullman (Six Degrees of Separation). Closing out the summer will be Actually (August 9-August 20) by Anna Ziegler, a co-world premiere with Geffen Playhouse, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.

All four of the season's Nikos Stage productions have been commissioned by or developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Additional programming and events, as well as complete casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date.

For tickets and more information about the Main Stage season, click here.

For tickets and more information about the Nikos Stage season, click here.