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Shuler Hensley Headlines The Whale and John Cullum Joins Detroit at Playwrights Horizons

Shuler Hensley Headlines The Whale and John Cullum Joins Detroit at Playwrights Horizons
Shuler Hensley & John Cullum
John Cullum leads the cast of 'The Whale' at Playwrights Horizon.

Playwrights Horizons has announced additional casting for its 2012-2013 season. Two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum, Darren Pettie (This, Spatter Pattern) and Sarah Sokolovic (The Shaggs) complete the cast of Detroit, the first production of the 2012-13 season at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons. Directed by Anne Kaufman, they join previously announced stars Oscar and two-time Tony Award nominee Amy Ryan and Emmy Award nominee David Schwimmer. Peformances begin August 24 at Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater.

Also on tap for the Playwrights Horizons' 2012-2013 season is Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley, who will lead the New York premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale. Directed by Davis McCallum, The Whale will begin previews on October 12 at Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The cast of The Whale also features Cassie Beck (The Drunken City, The Norman Conquests), Reyna de Courcy (Burning, Snow Day), Tasha Lawrence (Wilder, Wilder, Wilder, Good People) and Cory Michael Smith (The Shaggs, Cock).

Cullum garnered Tony Awards for his performances in Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century and received Tony nominations for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Urinetown and 110 in the Shade. His other Broadway credits include Camelot, Boys in Autumn, Hamlet (with Richard Burton), 1776, All My Sons, Show Boat, Old Money, August: Osage County, Cymbeline, 110 in the Shade and The Scottsboro Boys. He last appeared at Playwrights Horizons in the musical Wilder.

Hensley won Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier Awards for his performance as Jud Fry in Trevor Nunn’s 2002 revival of Oklahoma!. He also starred on Broadway in Les Miserables, Young Frankenstein and Tarzan. His off-Broadway credits include The Great Trailer Park Musical and Sweet and Sad. Hensley appeared on film in Monday Night Mayhem, The Bread, My Sweet, The Legend of Zorro, Someone Like You and Van Helsing.

As previously announced, in addition to Detroit and The Whale the Playwrights Horizons season includes Annie Baker's The Flick, Tanya Barfield's The Call, Amy Herzog’s The Great God Plan and Richard Greenberg’s Far From Heaven.

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