Tony winner and House, M.D. star Robert Sean Leonard, Scandal star Kate Burton and Tony winners Jason Robert Brown and Bartlett Sher will all take part in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2013 summer season. The complete season runs from June 26 through August 18 in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and includes productions such as The Bridges of Madison County, Pygmalion, Animal Crackers, Dracula and more.
The Main Stage season kicks off with a revival of the madcap musical Animal Crackers, adapted and directed by Henry Wishcamper. The musical whodunit made famous by the Marx Brothers runs June 26 through July 14.
Robert Sean Leonard leads the next main stage production, Nicholas Martin’s revival of George Bernard Shaw’s classic Pygmalion. Leonard plays Henry Higgins in the show, which runs July 17 through July 27.
The main stage season concludes with the world premiere production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County. Based on the best-selling novel and hit film, the musical features a book by Marsha Norma, music by Brown and marks the Williamstown debut of Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, Golden Boy). Sher’s South Pacific star Kelli O’Hara is speculated to star as the Italian housewife who falls in love with a National Geographic photographer, though no official casting has been announced at this time.
Director Leigh Silverman also makes her Williamstown debut with the world premiere of Bess Wohl’s new play American Hero at the Nikos Stage. The comedy about a 17-year-old struggling to keep a submarine sandwich shop afloat plays June 26 through July 7.
Scandal’s scheming VP (and three-time Tony nominee!) Kate Burton stars in Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood at the Nikos from July 10 through 21. Directed by Evan Yionoulis, Burton plays a brilliant but eccentric British intelligence chief in Stoppard’s Cold-War thriller.
Marc Bruni directs the new musical Johnny Baseball by Richard Dresser, Robert Reale and Willie Reale. The hometown musical about the infamous Curse of the Boston Red Sox runs at the Nikos Stage August 7 through 18.
Steve Lawson adapts Bram Stoker’s Dracula for Williamstown’s free outdoor production at Poker Flats Fields. This new, family-friendly vampire play runs July 10 through 19.