Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Audra McDonald, Kyra Sedgwick, Will Swenson, 5 Play Premieres & a New Musical [Berkshire on Stage]
By Larry Murray
Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2015 Season, the 61st season for the Tony Award-winning theater company and first under Ms. Greenfield’s leadership.
The season, which was announced on Monday from the City Winery stage at WTF’s Annual Gala, runs from June 30–August 23 with a Main Stage line-up that includes: a world premiere production of William Inge’s Off the Main Road (June 30–July 19), directed by Evan Cabnet and featuring Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Kyra Sedgwick in her WTF Debut; the world premiere of Paradise Blue (July 22–August 2) by 2012 L. Arnold Weissberger Award-winner Dominique Morisseau directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson; and an invigorating new look at Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten (August 5–23), featuring six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and Tony Award-nominee Will Swenson.
The Nikos Stage season kicks off on July 1 and includes the world premiere of Daniel Goldfarb’s Legacy (July 1–12), starring Jessica Hecht and Eric Bogosian; the American premiere of Carey Perloff’s Kinship (July 15–25), directed by Jo Bonney and starring Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winner Cynthia Nixon; the world premiere of Unknown Soldier (July 30–August 9) with music & lyrics by Michael Friedman, book & lyrics by Daniel Goldstein and directed by Trip Cullman; and the American premiere of two British plays, including Michaela Coel’s solo play Chewing Gum Dreams and Mike Bartlett’s An Intervention (August 12–23) directed by Lila Neugebauer.