Broadway favorite Patrick Page and two-time Tony winner John Cullum have officially joined the cast of Tony winner Harvey Fierstein's world premiere play Casa Valentina, according to a spokesperson for the show. Directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello, the play will begin previews on April 1 and open on April 23 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Casa Valentina marks Fierstein's first play in almost 30 years.
Set in the idyllic Catskills mountains in the 1960s, Casa Valentina is a discrete venue for men who enjoy dressing up and acting as women. When the opportunity to become an official organization arises, Casa Valentina must decide whether this would help gain their clientele recognition in society or wreck havoc on their personal lives.
Page most recently appeared on Broadway in A Time to Kill. His other Broadway credits include Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Julius Caesar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Kentucky Cycle, A Man for All Seasons, Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark and Cyrano de Bergerac. His film and TV credits include The Substance of Fire and The Good Wife.
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, 1776, All My Sons, Show Boat, Old Money, August: Osage County, Cymbeline, 110 in the Shade and The Scottsboro Boys.