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Tony Winner Chita Rivera & Opera Star Renee Fleming to Headline 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival

Tony Winner Chita Rivera & Opera Star Renee Fleming to Headline 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival
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Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced its 60th Anniversary Season.

The Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced its 60th Anniversary Season. Running July 2 through August 17, the Main Stage will feature productions of Kander and Ebb's The Visit starring Chita Rivera, Living on Love starring Renee Fleming, and Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman’s June Moon.

The revival of Lardner and Kaufman’s June Moon will kick off the season July 2. Directed by Jessica Stone, the show will run though July 13. It tells the tale of earnest and gullible young lyricist Fred Stevens, who boards a train in Schenectady bound for the Big Apple, determined to make a name for himself in the thriving Tin Pan Alley scene. However, the life he’s imagined is rife with seductive distractions—namely dames—that threaten to derail his dream of penning the next big ditty

World-renowned soprano Fleming will star in the world premiere of Tony winner Joe DiPietro and Garson Kanin’s comedy Living on Love. Directed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall the production is set to run July 16 through 26. Fleming will play the celebrated diva Rachel DeAngelis. When her husband, the fiery and egomaniacal Maestro Vito DeAngelis, becomes enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his long-delayed autobiography, Rachel retaliates by hiring her very own—and very handsome—ghostwriter to chronicle her life as an opera star. As the young writers try to keep themselves out of the story while churning out chapters, the high-energy— and high-maintenance—power duet threatens to fall out of tune for good.

Tony winner Rivera will star in a revival of Kander and Ebb’s The Visit. Directed by Tony winner John Doyle the production will run July 31 through August 17. Rivera plays Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, who returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price.
 

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