Nikki M. James Replaces Anika Noni Rose in Stratford Caesar and Cleopatra
Rose has withdrawn due to scheduling conflicts related to the filming of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. She is currently starring on Broadway as Maggie in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
James was originally cast as Iras in the Caesar and Cleopatra, and will also be playing Juliet in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Romeo and Juliet (May 7-November 28), also directed by McAnuff. Her credits include Walmartopia, The Wiz, All Shook Up, Bernarda Alba, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.