Eden Espinosa, Rachel Tucker, Chita Rivera, and More Announced for Williamstown Theatre Festival

Eden Espinosa, Rachel Tucker, Chita Rivera, and More Announced for Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced additional casting for the 2018 summer season, including Eden Espinosa, Samira Wiley, Krysta Rodriguez, Rachel Tucker, and many more. It was also announced that two-time Tony Award® winner Chita Rivera will perform a one-night-only solo concert benefitting Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play & Musical Development Initiative. Additional details about the free Fridays@3 New Play Reading Series have also been announced.

Joining the previously announced Main Stage and Nikos Stage Season casts are: Ben Ahlers, Raymond Bokhour, and Will Cobbs in The Closet (June 26 - July 14); Eden Espinosa, Natalie Joy Johnson, Justin Gregory Lopez, Steven Rattazzi, Michael McCorry Rose, Nathaniel Stampley, Kay Trinidad, and Rachel Tucker in Lempicka (July 19 - August 1); Ben Ahlers, Vinie Burrows, Will Cobbs, Louisa Jacobson, Tom Pecinka, Liv Rooth, Roslyn Ruff, and Logan Schuyler Smith in The Member of the Wedding (August 5 - August 19);Will Hochman in The Sound Inside (June 27 - July 8); Joshua Boone, Alfie Fuller, and Christopher Livingston in Artney Jackson (July 11 - July 22); Tré Davis, Michael Esper, andKrysta Rodriguez in Seared (July 25 - August 4); and Phillip James Brannon, Michael Braun, Alfie Fuller, and Samira Wiley in Dangerous House (August 8 - August 19).

The 2018 season will also include the special event, "An Evening With Chita Rivera" on Monday, July 9th at 7:30pm on the Main Stage. The incomparable Broadway icon Chita Riverawill perform a one-night-only solo concert, benefiting Williamstown Theatre Festival. The two-time Tony Award winner (last seen at WTF starring in The Visit and its subsequent Broadway transfer) will recreate moments from her legendary career, showcasing the artistry and history that has made her a star of the Great White Way and beyond. She will be accompanied by her long-time trio, Michael Croiter (Music Director/Percussion/Guitar), Gary Adler (Associate Music Director/Piano) and Jim Donica (Bass). All tickets purchased benefit Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play & Musical Development Initiative.

Back by popular demand, the 2018 season will include the Fridays@3 New Play Readings. This year, the line-up of readings includes Tell Me I'm Not Crazy (A WTF Commission) bySharyn Rothstein (July 6); Saying Goodbye To The People I Love From My Bathtub by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman (July 13); Long Lost by Donald Marguiles, directed by Daniel Sullivan (July 20); Secret Soldiers (A WTF Commission) with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak, directed by Leigh Silverman (July 27); Selling Kabul (WTF's 2018 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Winner) by Sylvia Khoury, WTF's 2018 Jay Harris Commission recipient (August 10); and two new plays by commissioned artists Meghan Kennedy and Aziza Barnes on August 3 and August 17, respectively. Reservations for Fridays@3 are required, and availability is limited. Reservations can be made at wtfestival.org or by calling the box office at 413-458-3253.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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