Julian Cihi to Join Elizabeth Olsen in Classic Stage's ROMEO & JULIET; Daniel Davis Replaces William Hurt
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for its upcoming production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet starring Elizabeth Olsen as Juliet.
Julian Cihi has been cast as Romeo. Daniel Davis replaces William Hurt as Friar Laurence. Hurt has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. Previously announced Emmy Award nominee T.R. Knight (Mercutio) and Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Nurse) will be joined by McKinley Belcher III (Benvolio), Stan Demidoff (Paris/Sampson), Harry Ford (Gregory, Friar John, Watchman), David Garrison (Capulet), Anthony Michael Martinez (Prince), Kathryn Meisle (Lady Capulet), Dion Mucciacito (Tybalt) and John Rothman (Montague/Apothecary). CSC's Romeo & Juliet, which begins performances Friday, September 27, will be directed byTea Alagic (Jackie). Set design is by Marsha Ginsberg; costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Jason Lyons and sound by Ryan Rumery. The official opening night is Wednesday, October 16. Romeo & Juliet will play a limited engagement through Sunday, November 3. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, September 4 at 12pm.
Romeo & Juliet continues CSC's ongoing exploration of the works of William Shakespeare, which has included critically-acclaimed productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream with Bebe Neuwirth and Taylor Mac, The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin and Hamlet with Michael Cumpsty (for which he received an Obie Award for his performance).
Julian Cihi (Romeo) is a recent graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Cihi spent the summer of 2012 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival where he performed in The Importance of Being Earnest and A Month in the Country. Following his time at the Williamstown Theatre Festival he starred in the Japanese tour of the hit musical Rent, as 'Roger'. Cihi was born in Japan where he lived until he was 17 before relocating to New York.
Romeo & Juliet will perform Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm and 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets start at $60.
With Romeo & Juliet, CSC also announces ACCESS FRIDAYS, with 20 tickets at $20 each for Friday evening performances (beginning Friday, October 4). Tickets will go on sale each Monday at 12 pm for the Friday performance of that week, available online, by phone or in person at CSC box office.
Tickets for Romeo & Juliet are available starting Wednesday, September 4 at 12pm at www.classicstage.org or by calling 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111 or at the box office at 136 East 13th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues.