Jordan Dean in green tights?! The Mamma Mia! alum will join Tony nominee Christopher Sieber and stage and screen star Christina Bennett Lind in The Heart of Robin Hood, a fast-paced and humorous new take on the classic tale, at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. Directed by Gisli Orn Gardarsson, the play by David Farr will begin performances December 11 at the Loeb Drama Center, with opening night set for December 18. The production will play a limited engagement through January 19, 2014.
In addition to Dean as Robin, Sieber as Pierre and Lind as Marion, Robin Hood features Claire Candela (Once) as Sarah Summers, Andrew Cekala (Pippin) as Gethro Summers, Jeremy Crawford (Aladdin) as Little John, Zachary Eisenstat (Superior Donuts at Lyric Stage) as Will Scarlett, Andy Grotelueschen (TV’s Elementary) as Much, Laura Sheehy (Cabaret) as Plug, Louis Tucci (War of the Worlds) as Makepeace, Damian Young (All My Sons) as Prince John and Katrina Yaukey (War Horse) as Alice.
In this twist on the classic tale, Robin Hood and his band of outlaws steal from the rich, but they do not share their spoils with the poor and are unloved by the people, who must also pay unfair taxes to the evil Prince John as he plots to steal his brother’s crown. In this time of chaos and fear, Marion must boldly protect the poor and convince Robin to listen to his heart if they are to save the country. The Heart of Robin Hood premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in 2011.
Dean has appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia! and Cymbeline. His film and TV credits include Jersey Girl, Other People, Not Fade Away and Burning Blue. Sieber has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Triumph of Love, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Spamalot, Shrek the Musical, La Cage Aux Folles and most recently, Pippin, filling in for Terrence Mann. His film and TV credits include Elementary, It’s All Relative and Two of a Kind. Best known as Bianca Montgomery on TV’s All My Children, Lind has appeared in Ride the Tiger at the Long Wharf Theatre. Her additional film and TV credits include End of Innocents and Lyre Liar.