Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC

By: Apr. 05, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.

Also featured in the ensemble cast are George Abud, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Gabriel Ebert, Adam Heller and Jane Pfitsch. Scenic design is by David L. Arsenault, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox, and original music and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier. PEER GYNT begins previews Wednesday, May 11 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) and will have its official press opening Wednesday, May 25 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 19.

John Doyle (Passion, Allegro) returns to CSC with his own rendering of Ibsen's tale of the misadventures of Peer Gynt, following young Peer from childhood renegade to outcast, adventurer, industrialist and provocateur as he searches for a life that will live up to his impossible and irrepressible expectations.

PEER GYNT will perform Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets are $60 on weeknights and $65 on weekends and are available at or by calling (212) 352-3101 / 866-811-4111 or at the box-office at 136 East 13th Street, New York City (between Third and Fourth Avenues).

JOHN DOYLE (Director) joined CSC in 2013 as the company's Associate Director and becomes the company's Artistic Director this July. For CSC, he directed the highly-acclaimed productions of Stephen Sondheim's Passion (2013, Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical) and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro (2014, Drama League Nomination, Best Revival of a Musical). Additional theatre in the US includes: Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Best Director of a Musical; Drama Desk Nomination Outstanding Set Design of a Musical), Company (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards Best Musical Revival; Tony and Drama Desk Nominations, Outstanding Director of a Musical), A Catered Affair (Drama League Award, Best Musical Production; Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), The Visit (Tony Nomination, Best Musical; Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), Ten Cents A Dance (Williamstown/ McCarter), The Exorcist (The Geffen, LA), Road Show (Public Theater/Menier Chocolate Factory), Where's Charley? and Irma La Douce (Encores!), Wings (Second Stage), A Bed and a Chair (City Center), Kiss Me Kate (Stratford), Caucasian Chalk Circle (ACT), Merrily We Roll Along and The Three Sisters (Cincinnati). In the UK, John has been Artistic Director of four regional theatres - The Worcester Swan; The Cheltenham Everyman; The Liverpool Everyman; The York Theatre Royal; and was also Associate Director of the Watermill Theatre, Newbury. During these residencies, he directed numerous productions of new and classic works. Notable credits include: Female Parts, Sweeney Todd, Gondoliers, Mack and Mabel (West End), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Oklahoma! (Chichester), Amadeus (Wilton's Music Hall), The Millennium Cycle of Mystery Plays (London) Carmen, Fiddler on the Roof (Watermill) The Wars of the Roses, The Madness of George 111 (York), The White Devil, Othello, Candide (Liverpool). Opera includes Madama Butterfly, The Dialogues of the Carmelites, (Grange Park), Lucia Di Lammermoor (Houston/La Fenice/Sydney Opera House/Scottish Opera), Peter Grimes (Metropolitan Opera, New York), The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (LA Opera, starring Audra McDonald and Patti LuPone). He directed the feature film Main Street (starring Colin Firth and Ellen Burstyn). John is co- author of "Shakespeare for Dummies". He is currently represented on Broadway by the acclaimed production of The Color Purple.

GEORGE ABUD. CSC: Al-Hafi in Brian Kulick's Nathan the Wise. Charlie Townsend in John Doyle's Allegro. Broadway: Karl Schell in The Visit starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees (Tony nom. for best musical; Original Broadway Cast recording). Regional: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck, Geva Theatre Center); Fiddler on the Roof (Human Race Theatre); Man of La Mancha, Oliver Twist (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ). Workshops: The Band's Visit directed by Harold Prince (Atlantic Theatre Company), Nothing Left to Burn directed by Patrick Vassal (The Lark). Film: Dedicated to Fred Kline, For 'e'. Upcoming: Peer Gynt at CSC, Mohammed Fairouz & David Ignatius's The New Prince at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam.

BECKY ANN BAKER. Broadway: Good People, All My Sons, Assassins, Titanic, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Off-Broadway: Barbecue; Comedy of Errors (Public Theater), The Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons), Suddenly Last Summer (Roundabout Theatre), The House in Town (Lincoln Center), Wonderful Town (Encores!). Film: Table 19, The End of the Tour, 23 Blast, Hope Springs, Nights in Rodanthe, War of the Worlds, Two Weeks Notice, A Simple Plan, Men In Black. TV: "Girls" (2 Critics Choice nominations), "Madam Secretary, "Gotham," "Person of Interest," "Elementary," "The Good Wife," "Nurse Jackie," "Frasier," "Sex and the City," and "Freaks & Geeks."

DYLAN BAKER. Broadway: The Audience, God of Carnage, November, Mauritius, La Bete (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Eastern Standard (Theatre World Award). Off-Broadway: Sea of Tranquility, Homebody/Kabul, What the Butler Saw, That Championship Season, Pride's Crossing, Wolfman, The Common Pursuit, To Whom It May Concern, Not About Heroes (Obie Award), Tartuffe, Much Ado About Nothing and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (NYSF). Film: Miss Sloane, Anchorman 2, Selma, Franny, The Humbling, 2 Days in New York, Secretariat, Revolutionary Road, Trick 'R Treat, Across the Universe, The Hunting Party, Fido, Spider-Man 2 and 3, Hide & Seek, Head of State, Road to Perdition, Changing Lanes, Along Came a Spider, Thirteen Days, Happiness (Indy Spirit Award nomination), Disclosure, Delirious, Planes Trains & Automobiles, The Long Walk Home, The Cell, Requiem for a Dream. TV: "Spring 2016," HBO's "Confirmation," "Blindspot," "The Americans," "I'm Dying Up Here," "The Mentalist," "Chicago Fire," "Chicago PD," "Political Animals," "Damages," "The Good Wife" (Three Emmy Award Nominations), "Turks and Caicos," "Kings," "Drive," "The Book of Daniel," "The Pitts!," "The Laramie Project," "From Earth To The Moon," "Feds," "Murder One." Feature Film directorial Debut: 23 Blast.

QUINCY TYLER BERNSTINE. NY Credits include: Kings, Grand Concourse (Lortel nom.), 10 out of 12, Mr. Burns, Neva (Lortel nom.), We Are Proud to Present a Presentation..., born bad, Red-Handed Otter, In the Next Room, Ruined (Obie, Audelco, Clarence Derwent Awards), The Misanthrope, 'nami, The Ladies. Television/Film Credits include: Easy Living, The Blacklist, Elementary, Blue Bloods, Manchester By The Sea, Still Alice, Madame Secretary, The Leftovers, The Strain, Ned Rifle, 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Red Hook Summer, While We're Young, Hungry Hearts, Rachel Getting Married, Chappelle's Show, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Training: Brown (BA), UCSD (MFA). 2015 Lilly Award Recipient.

GABRIEL EBERT. Broadway: Therese Raquin by Helen Edmundson, Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein, Matilda the musical by Tim Minchin/Dennis Kelly (2013 Tony Award Winner), Brief Encounter by Noel Coward, Red by John Logan. Off Broadway/Regional: Preludes by Dave Malloy (LCT), Suicide, Incorporated by Andrew Hinderaker (Roundabout), 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog (recipient of 2011 OBIE award, LCT), The Heart of Robin Hood by David Farr, Prometheus Bound by Stephen Sater/Serj Tankian (ART), a site specific Seagull dir. Brian Mertes at the majestic Lake Lucille. Film: Ricki and the Flash dir. Johnathan Demme, The Family Fang dir. Jason Bateman, Jane Wants a Boyfriend dir. Sill Sullivan. Upcoming: the new Amazon pilot "The Interestings" (dir. Mike Newell).

ADAM HELLER. Broadway: It Shoulda Been You; Elf; Baby It's You; Caroline, or Change; A Class Act; Victor/Victoria; Les Miserables. Off Broadway: Fiorello! (City Center Encores!); Wings; Make Me a Song; The Immigrant; Endgame; Merrily We Roll Along. National Tours: Titanic; Falsettos. Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Goodspeed, Connecticut Critics Circle Award);Smart Blonde (City Theater); The Chosen (Barrington Stage); My Name is Asher Lev (Arden, Round House, DTC); Merrily We Roll Along (Kennedy Center); Dinner With Friends (Coconut Grove). Film/TV: Isn't She Great; "Elementary"; "The Americans"; "Law & Order" (all); "Unforgettable"; "The Sopranos"; "Oz"; "Submissions Only"; "Queens Supreme." Graduate: NYU/Tisch.

JANE PFITSCH. CSC: Allegro. Broadway: Cabaret and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Roundabout Theatre Company), Company (2007 Revival). Off-Broadway: 39 Steps (New World Stages), Pumpgirl (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional: Barrington Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre Center, Huntington Theatre Company, San Jose Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theater, Virginia Stage Company, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. Film/TV: 27 Dresses and "Elementary." Awards: Helen Hayes Nomination, Best Supporting Actress; IRNE Nomination, Best Actress. Jane is a member of Ensemble Studio Theater and studied at the Brown/Trinity MFA Program.


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