Ellen Burstyn to Return to New York Stage in As You Like It
The Tony, Emmy, and Oscar winner will play Jaques in Classic Stage Company's new production of Shakespeare's comedy.
Classic Stage Company announced that Tony, Emmy, and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn will play the role of Jaques in the company's new production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, which will kick off its 50th anniversary season in a run beginning September 13.
Directed by Classic Stage artistic director John Doyle, and featuring music by Stephen Schwartz, the production will bring Shakespeare's pastoral romance into the Jazz Age. It is a coproduction with Bay Street Theater, which will be presenting this production August 8-September 3.
The cast will also include Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Celia), Noah Brody (Oliver and Corin), Hannah Cabell (Rosalind), André De Shields (Touchstone), Cass Morgan (Old Anna and Audrey), Leenya Rideout (Phoebe), David Samuel (Charles and Silvius), Kyle Scatliffe (Orlando), and Bob Stillman (Duke Frederick and Duke Senior).
The production will feature scenic design by Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, and lighting design by Mike Baldassari. David Arsenault is associate scenic designer and Amy Sutton is associate costume designer.