The complete cast has been announced for Classic Stage Company's new production of Bertolt Brecht's A Man's A Man. Previews begin at the off-Broadway theater on January 10, 2014. Directed by Brian Kulick, and featuring new music by Tony winner Duncan Sheik, the production will play a limited-engagement through February 16. Opening night is set for January 30.
Joining previously announced star Justin Vivian Bond (as Widow Begbick), the full cast will feature Gibson Frazier as Galy Gay, Martin Moran as Uriah Shelley, Jason Babinsky as Polly Baker, Bill Buell as Jeraiah Jip, Steven Skybell as Jesse Mahoney, Tony winner Stephen Spinella as Bloody Five, Ching Valdes-Aran as Mr. Wang and Allan K. Washington.
A Man's A Man tells the story of Galy Gay, a simple man out shopping who, by the trickery of some soldiers, is turned into a soldier, enlisted into Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and, eventually, reassembled into a killing machine. The play is Brecht’s ode to the inhumanity of man. Kulick and Shiek collaborated on last season’s production of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle at CSC.
Frazier most recently appeared in off-Broadway's Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play. His other stage credits include Red-Handed Otter, Luther, There Are No More Big Secrets, Telephone, God’s Ear, The Internationalist, Heddatron and Eat The Taste. Moran has appeared on Broadway in Spamalot, Cabaret, Titanic and Bells Are Ringing.
Babinsky appeared on Broadway in Ghost and Billy Elliot. His film and TV credits include House of Cards, Person of Interest, Contagion, You Don't Know Jack and Law Abiding Citizen. Buell appeared on Broadway in Cyrano de Bergerac, Equus, The History Boys, Inherit the Wind, Urinetown, 42nd Street, Titanic, Tommy, Taking Steps, Big River, Annie, Once a Catholic, The First, Welcome to the Club, The Miser and Anna Karenina.
Skybell's Broadway credits include Pal Joey, Wicked, The Full Monty, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Cafe Crown and Ah, Wilderness!. Spinella won a Tony for his role in Angels in America: Perestroika. His other Broadway credits include A View from the Bridge, Electra, James Joyce’s The Dead, Our Town and Spring Awakening. Valdes-Aran has appeared on Broadway in The Wild Party, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It.